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Politics Democrats poised to send articles of impeachment to Senate with vote Wednesday

17:20  14 january  2020
17:20  14 january  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Eleven Senate Republicans co-sponsor resolution to dismiss impeachment articles against Trump

  Eleven Senate Republicans co-sponsor resolution to dismiss impeachment articles against Trump Nearly a dozen Senate Republicans have put forth a resolution that, if passed, would seek to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Trump immediately. © Provided by Washington Examiner"The Constitution gives the Senate sole power to adjudicate articles of impeachment, not the House," said Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, who introduced the resolution, in a statement Monday. "If Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi is afraid to try her case, the articles should be dismissed for failure to prosecute and Congress should get back to doing the people’s business.

The impeachment articles , passed over sharp Republican protests, accused the president of Democrats had gathered just before the votes in a cloakroom where Representative Lucy McBath Over the past two weeks, the president declined to send his lawyers to participate in the hearings or

Wednesday vote will do 3 things: Transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate , name the impeachment managers and fund the trial. WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives is preparing a likely Wednesday vote to transmit articles of impeachment against President Donald

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday morning told Democrats that the House will take up a resolution appointing impeachment managers on Wednesday, according to Democratic sources in a closed-door meeting.

Mitt Romney wants John Bolton to testify at impeachment trial

  Mitt Romney wants John Bolton to testify at impeachment trial Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he wants to hear from John Bolton after the former national security adviser offered to testify in the Senate’s impeachment trial..“Of course,” said the Utah Republican when asked if he wants Bolton to testify. “He has firsthand information and, assuming that articles of impeachment reach the Senate, I’d like to hear what he has to say.

When the House votes to send articles of impeachment to the Senate , it sets off a series of choreographed steps — some well-defined, others up for The vote will put to rest nearly a month of uncertainty over when a trial might begin and quickly turn over to the Senate a historic debate over

Before Wednesday 's impeachment vote , a handful of House members considered "withholding the articles " from the Senate in the wake of increasing talk from Senate Republicans of acquitting Trump in a trial. Senators are expected to serve as impartial jurors in any impeachment trial.

The vote will allow the House to transmit impeachment articles to the Senate to kick off trial proceedings in the coming days.

MORE: Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles to Senate

After passing two articles of impeachment through the House of Representatives on Dec. 18, Pelosi has refused to send the articles to the Senate. Instead, she demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly announce the rules of an impending trial.

"It's about a fair trial … and we think that would be with witnesses and documentation," Pelosi, D-Calif., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday. "Now the ball is in their court to either do that, or pay a price for not doing it."

Graham circulating resolution urging Pelosi to send over impeachment articles

  Graham circulating resolution urging Pelosi to send over impeachment articles Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is circulating a resolution urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to send over the articles of impeachment. Graham said that he passed out his resolution during Senate Republicans' closed-door caucus lunch on Tuesday, and hoped that most of the caucus would support it. "I've got a resolution urging her to send over the articles, and what she's doing is out of step with past precedent and an affront to the Senate," Graham told reporters after the lunch. "It's not her job to set the trial."He added that urging her to send over the articles would "get a lot of Republican support. Hopefully we don't have to do it.

Democrats are already unhappy at the way the trial could be held. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now indicated it might delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate , in order to bargain on the terms of the proceedings. This could put off the trial for an indefinite period, denying Mr Trump

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she intends to transmit articles of impeachment The top Democrat in Congress had hoped Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, of Trump’s “There will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure,” he said on Wednesday .

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Last Friday, Pelosi finally appeared to budge, announcing in a Dear Colleague letter that she was instructing House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to "be prepared" to offer a resolution transmitting the articles across the Capitol, while naming impeachment managers to prosecute the lower chamber's case before the Senate.

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Republicans eye push to condemn Pelosi for delaying impeachment trial

  Republicans eye push to condemn Pelosi for delaying impeachment trial House GOP lawmakers are weighing whether to force a vote to try to censure the speaker.GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne, who is running for an Alabama Senate seat, introduced a censure resolution on Thursday morning to rebuke Pelosi for hanging on to the articles of impeachment since December. Republicans have the option to force a floor vote on the measure though Democrats would surely move to table it, just as they did with a censure resolution against House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on new comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding when she will send articles impeachment to the Senate for trial.

Senate Republicans signaled they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. Democrats said the vote could be Wednesday .

"I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting on how we proceed further," Pelosi wrote to her caucus Friday. "In an impeachment trial, every Senator takes an oath to 'do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.' Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or the Constitution."

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Last month, the House passed two articles of impeachment, obstruction of justice and abuse of power — serving as a constitutional indictment of the president.

Mitch McConnell wearing a suit and tie: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell heads to a briefing, Jan. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.© J. Scott Applewhite/AP, FILE Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell heads to a briefing, Jan. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

While conviction in the Senate would result in President Donald Trump's removal from office, most Republicans have remained in the president's corner, arguing that the lower chamber's impeachment was a rigged hoax.

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Removal from office would require 67 senators voting in favor of conviction, constituting a simple majority of the body. That means at least 20 Republicans would need to turn against the president, assuming all Democrats vote to convict.

Pelosi says House to vote Wednesday to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate .
The move will set the stage for the trial of the president on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to begin next week.Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that the House will vote Wednesday to send the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, three sources in a Democratic caucus meeting told NBC News on Tuesday.

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