Politics READ: Pelosi statement on impeachment managers and sending articles to Senate

19:50  14 january  2020
19:50  14 january  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Pelosi says House to vote Wednesday to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate

  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.

Mrs. Pelosi ’s comments drew condemnation from Republican lawmakers and President Trump, but the California Democrat said that she couldn’t select impeachment managers and advance the matter without more details about the Senate ’s plans for a trial, which she has said should

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not commit on Wednesday to sending the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to Read More. "The next thing for us will be when we see the process that is set forth in the Senate , then we'll know the number of managers that we may

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In a statement , Pelosi said the House will also name impeachment managers to lead the Pelosi said McConnell "has signed on to a dismal resolution," which would allow for the Senate to dismiss the charges against Trump if the House failed to send the articles to the Senate in 25 days.

Image caption House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has withheld the articles of impeachment in a standoff with Republicans row over trial rules. If the vote is approved as expected, the as-yet-unnamed House managers would formally walk the articles of impeachment into the Senate chamber later on

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced plans for a vote on Wednesday to appoint managers for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate.

Read her statement below:

"In December, the House upheld its Constitutional duty to defend democracy For The People: passing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. I am proud of the moral courage of Members to honor the vision of our Founders for a Republic, the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform to defend it and the aspirations of our children to live freely within it.

"The Senate GOP Leader has signed on to a dismissal resolution. A dismissal is a cover-up. The American people will fully understand the Senate's move to begin the trial without witnesses and documents as a pure political cover-up. Leader McConnell and the President are afraid of more facts coming to light.

"The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial. The House will now proceed with a vote on transmitting the articles of impeachment and naming impeachment managers on Wednesday, January 15.

"The President and the Senators will be held accountable."

McConnell says he has enough Republican votes to begin Trump's trial without witnesses .
The process cannot get started until Nancy Pelosi sends the House-passed articles to the Senate."We have the votes once the impeachment trial has begun to pass a resolution — essentially the same as, very similar to, the 100-to-nothing vote in the Clinton trial," McConnell told reporters.

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