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Politics Pelosi to name impeachment managers, House to vote on sending articles to Senate

11:50  15 january  2020
11:50  15 january  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.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.

Pelosi did not yet name the impeachment managers -- who will present the House case against President Donald Trump -- but House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler of New 18, Pelosi has refused to send the articles to the Senate .

The House resolution sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate , names the House members who will serve as managers of the impeachment trial, and unlocks funding for the Senate impeachment trial. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet announced the impeachment

The House will vote on Wednesday to formally send the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, kicking off the third presidential impeachment trial in American history.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi will also name the lawmakers she has tapped to argue the House Democrats' case on the Senate floor. Known as managers, the team will represent the House in the Senate trial and also formally deliver and present the impeachment articles to the Senate.

Grassley pins blame on USMCA hold-up on impeachment

  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.

Sources in the House Caucus meeting tell NBC News that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told members that the House will likely vote Wednesday to send the two articles of Pelosi on Wednesday will also name the House “ managers ” who will prosecute the case against Trump in the Senate .

Pelosi said the House would also vote Wednesday to name the impeachment managers -- lawmakers who will act as prosecutors in a Senate trial. Pelosi had delayed sending the articles to the Senate in a futile effort to get Senate Republican leader McConnell to agree to hear testimony

The House is expected to vote about midday Wednesday on a resolution appointing the managers, which will trigger the delivery of the articles to the Senate and the start of the trial proceedings.

Though the House voted to impeach Trump in December, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Pelosi withheld delivering the charges to the Senate until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlined the rules of the trial and committed to bringing key witnesses before the Senate to testify, including former White House national security adviser John Bolton.

While McConnell resisted Pelosi's pressure campaign, a number of Senate Republicans have expressed interest in voting to hear from witnesses after the initial opening arguments. And McConnell has ruled out dismissing the charges against Trump at the start of proceedings, a move that Democrats feared would circumvent an airing of the charges against the president.

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.

House speaker did not yet name impeachment managers , lawmakers who make the case to the Senate for why Trump should be removed from House majority leader Steny Hoyer said a House vote on these managers could happen as early as Wednesday. Here’s what else is happening today

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 told fellow Democrats she would also name the House managers who will prosecute the case against Mr

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Schumer indicates Pelosi may soon send impeachment articles to Senate

  Schumer indicates Pelosi may soon send impeachment articles to Senate Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may finally be ready to send the Senate the articles of impeachment for President Trump that the House passed last month, now that it is clear Democrats will not win a pretrial agreement for witness testimony. © Provided by Washington ExaminerSchumer, a New York Democrat who is working very closely with Pelosi on the timing for delivering the two impeachment articles, said the new information would allow Pelosi to decide which Democratic lawmakers should serve as impeachment managers who would deliver the articles to the Senate and present the case to lawmakers there.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement during a closed-door huddle with Democrats on Capitol Hill, while declining to name who would serve as impeachment managers throughout the Senate trial. After the House likely approves a vote to send the articles to the Senate , a trial

Washington — House Democrats are preparing for a vote on a resolution to name impeachment managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate on Wednesday. Pelosi delayed sending the articles to the upper chamber to pressure McConnell to allow witnesses at the trial, a

"The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial," Pelosi wrote in a statement released on Tuesday.

Shortly after word came about the planned House vote, McConnell took to the Senate floor to lambaste what he called an "arbitrary" month-long delay in sending over the articles.

The delay has impacted the plans of the several Senate Democrats running for president, forcing them to adjust their campaign schedules leading up to the Iowa caucuses early next month.

McConnell said that the Senate trial is expected to begin next Tuesday.

Nancy Pelosi wearing a suit and tie: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi departs a Democratic caucus meeting, after announcing the House will vote on January 15th to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, at the US Capitol in Washington, Jan. 14, 2020. © Sam Corum/EPA via Shutterstock Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi departs a Democratic caucus meeting, after announcing the House will vote on January 15th to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, at the US Capitol in Washington, Jan. 14, 2020.

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.

McConnell crows on Senate floor that Pelosi's impeachment 'gambit' produced 'absolutely nothing' .
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tore into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday just days after the congresswoman promised to send the articles of impeachment brought against President Trump to the Senate later this week.During a speech on the Senate floor, McConnell chastised Pelosi for ending what he called “her one-woman blockade” and questioned her strategy for holding off sending the articles to the Senate.

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