He also wrote, “I am advised that your response to my letter was to graciously accommodate my Sabbath observance and to set a schedule for the upcoming impeachment trial that meant suspending the trial for the Jewish Sabbath. This meant causing you to lose Friday evening and all day Saturday that you previously intended to have for the trial. I very much appreciated your decision; but I remained concerned about the delay in the proceedings.”
Schumer’s office had said over the weekend the Senate would accommodate the request from Schoen.
It was unclear as of Monday evening what Schoen’s withdrawal would do to the schedule of the impeachment trial, which is slated to begin Tuesday afternoon.