Some have speculated that Pelosi held the articles in order to give Biden an advantage in Iowa, but that still remains speculation.
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives is preparing a likely Wednesday vote to transmit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, NBC News reported Tuesday, citing several sources.
Wednesday’s House resolution will have three functions, Pelosi reportedly told fellow Democrats at a closed caucus meeting. It will transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate, name the House members who will serve as managers of the impeachment trial, and fund the trial itself.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., faces mounting pressure not only from Republicans, but increasingly from fellow Democrats, to deliver the articles, which would then permit the Senate to begin preparations for a trial.
Pelosi delayed sending the articles as part of a strategy aimed at forcing concessions out of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., chief among them, the ability to call witnesses.