House leaders march articles of impeachment to the Senate

House leaders march articles of impeachment to the Senate

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House Democrats marched the formal articles of impeachment across the U.S. Capitol to the Senate late Wednesday, in a grand gesture to deliver them for the third trial to remove a president in U.S. history.

The House voted Wednesday afternoon to send articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial, and named the seven impeachment managers who will act as prosecutors during the trial.

The vote was mostly along party lines – 228 to 193 – and approved sending the two articles which accuse President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Pelosi: "This is as serious it gets for any of us," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Only the vote to declare war would be something more serious than this."

Earlier Wednesday, she named the impeachment managers who would head to the trial – Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Jason Crow (D-CO), Val Demings (D-FL) and Sylvia Garcia (D-TX).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the actual trial could begin next Tuesday. He said the Senate needs to have Chief Justice John Roberts sworn in and "some other kind of housekeeping measures" finished before it can begin but sounded optimistic that it could happen next week. He also said the Senate had no desire to vote to drop impeachment charges against the president and wanted to hear the arguments against him.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) asked McConnell to allow four witnesses in the trial, including former national security adviser John Bolton, but McConnell has not promised anything to Democrats regarding the trial. He has said he wants this trial procedure to mirror that of President Clinton's, when senators debated during the trial whether to call witnesses.

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