Grassley pins blame on USMCA hold-up on impeachment
The Senate trial could begin almost immediately after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell receives the articles.“After House Democrats delayed passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement for nearly a year, the speaker’s indecision on impeachment will now keep the trade deal from being ratified for even longer,” Grassley said in a statement.
WASHINGTON — The House will vote on Wednesday to send the Senate impeachment charges against President Trump , allowing a long-awaited trial to In a closed-door gathering with Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday morning, Ms. Pelosi detailed her plan to move on Wednesday to appoint the
Diana DeGette says Pelosi says the House will vote to transmit the articles to the Senate *tomorrow*. But Pelosi did not name the managers House Democrats are holding a meeting this morning where they are expected to discuss sending over the articles of impeachment to the Senate .
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that the House will vote Wednesday to send the two articles ofto the Senate, three sources in a Democratic caucus meeting told NBC News on Tuesday.
Sending theto the Senate is necessary to begin the trial. Pelosi on Wednesday will also name the House "managers" who will prosecute the , the sources said.
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.
Image caption House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has withheld the articles of impeachment in a standoff with Republicans row over trial rules. The US House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on sending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate , says Democrats.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will vote to send two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate Wednesday . In a statement, Pelosi said the House will also name impeachment managers to lead the prosecution against the president but did
A Wednesday vote could lead to a trial beginning next Tuesday, which lawmakers are expecting.
Pelosi, saying she would not submit them to the Senate until Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., outlined the trial rules and process.
McConnell, who pledged "total coordination" with the White House on impeachment last month, has called for a two-step procedure similar to that of President Bill Clinton's trial in 1999. That process included an initial resolution to hear opening arguments, followed by a vote on whether to call witnesses.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the Senate to call four witnesses, including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton, who said this month he would testify if subpoenaed. Trump suggested last week he might block Bolton's testimony.
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.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate to start Trump 's trial, likely next week. Speaker Nancy Pelosi , arriving for a meeting on Tuesday, said she had no regrets about withholding the articles of impeachment for months.
Move of articles approved by House last month means that Senate impeachment trial of Trump could begin later this week.
The House passed two articles of impeachment against Trump last month. The first charged the president with abusing his power by pushing Ukraine to announce investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden and Democrats as the president withheld nearly $400 million in military aid to the country and an official White House visit for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The second article charged Trump with obstructing Congress' investigation into the matter.
Speaking to reporters outside the caucus meeting on Tuesday, Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, said that "everything" will be done by the House on Wednesday, including naming impeachment managers and voting on the resolution to approve them and send the articles to the Senate.
"The resolution will be done tomorrow, the managers will be named, and the resolution will have take about a 10-minute debate, and we'll vote on it and then send it, send everything over," he said.
Pelosi: Republicans 'have run out of excuses' to block impeachment trial witnesses after Bolton offer to testify
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hailed news that former national security adviser John Bolton said he would testify during President Trump's impeachment trial by urging Republicans to allow witnesses at the Senate-run event. © Provided by Washington Examiner"The President & Sen. McConnell have run out of excuses," the California Democrat tweeted Monday. "They must allow key witnesses to testify, and produce the documents Trump has blocked, so Americans can see the facts for themselves." She added, "The Senate cannot be complicit in the President's cover-up." The President & Sen. McConnell have run out of excuses.
House readies a likely Wednesday vote to transmit articles of impeachment against President Donald Pelosi delayed sending the articles as part of a strategy aimed at forcing concessions out of The House voted on Dec.18 to impeach Trump on two articles stemming from his monthslong
Pelosi holds key meeting ahead of impeachment articles voteThe House speaker will meet with House Democrats to prepare for a vote to send the impeachment articles to the Senate and begin President Trump 's trial.Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images, FILE.
The impeachment managers essentially act as prosecutors during the Senate trial. Though Pelosi's picks have yet to be revealed, House Intelligence Committee Chairman, D-Calif., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman , D-N.Y., are expected to be named.
Pelosi is free to name an unspecified number of House members as managers. Clinton's had, while the House sent in former President Andrew Johnson's trial.
Speaking with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Pelosi said she had no regrets about withholding the articles, saying it led to a robust discussion about having additional witnesses and documents made available for the Senate trial.
"I think that the American people have been very fair about saying, yes, we do want to see witnesses," she said. "That wasn't part of the discussion three weeks ago. It is now."
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.