Pelosi Will Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate Next Week

  • 2020-01-10
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Pelosi Will Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate Next Week
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has finally caved. After holding up the articles of impeachment for weeks the Speaker has announced that she will send the articles to the Senate next week.

According to CNBC:

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. 

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.

 Source: TTN

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