House Votes to Send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate

  • 2020-01-15
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
House Votes to Send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
 
House Democrats have voted to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate. The move ends almost a month of delay by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and now transfers power to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

According to CNBC:

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a resolution sending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial on whether to convict him and remove him from office.

The resolution passed the House nearly along party lines in a 228-193 vote. No Republicans voted for the resolution.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to sign a copy of the resolution later Wednesday during an engrossment ceremony with the newly announced team of Democratic House impeachment managers.

The two articles of impeachment — for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — will then be marched over to the Senate, where they will be officially transmitted to Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams.

Mitch McConnell has stated that he expects the trial to begin on Tuesday, next week.

[READ MORE: McConnell Claims Impeachment Will Start Next Tuesday]

 Source: TTN

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