Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to comply with Pelosi's demands and as time went on more and more Democrats broke with Pelosi's strategy and urged transmission.
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will direct the House to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate next week.
“I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate,” Pelosi wrote to House colleagues.
Pelosi, D-Calif., faced 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.
Before the articles can be delivered, however, the House still needs to vote to name impeachment managers, or House members who will essentially act as prosecutors in a Senate trial of the president.