House to vote Wednesday on sending Trump impeachment articles to Senate originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
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.
The vote will allow the House to transmit impeachment articles to the Senate to kick of trial proceedings in the coming days.
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 York are expected to be two of them.
After passing two articles of impeachment through the House of Representatives almost four weeks ago 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.”
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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.
“I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting on how we proceed further,” Pelosi wrote to her caucus Friday. Read more