‘Next week’: Pelosi willing to refer articles of impeachment to the Senate

The speaker of the house of representatives asked the head of the Legal Committee to prepare nominations for legislators who will represent the lower house during a hearing in the Senate, writes “Voice of America”.

'На следующей неделе': Пелоси готова передать статьи импичмента в Сенат

Photo: screenshot Twitter/@SpeakerPelosi

The speaker of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi said on Friday, 10 January that the lower chamber of Congress will send to the Senate the articles of impeachment charges against Donald trump next week.

In a letter addressed to colleagues in the Democratic party, Pelosi stated that she asked Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the Legal Committee to prepare for next week a resolution on the appointment of representatives on the impeachment process and to transfer the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Candidates “impeachment managers” who will represent the lower chamber during impeachment in the Senate, must be approved by a General vote in the House of representatives.

“I’ll consult with you about how we should proceed, on Tuesday at a meeting of the faction of Democrats in the House of representatives,” the letter reads.

Despite the fact that articles of impeachment were approved by the lower house of Congress three weeks ago, Pelosi has not yet transmitted them to the Senate, what was the reason for the postponement of the hearings, which will determine the fate of President trump.

In order for the Senate proceeded to consideration of the question of impeachment, the House of representatives must approve the “impeachment managers” and transfer article of the charge in the Senate.

Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, wants to hold an accelerated process without calling new witnesses, but Pelosi opposes the hasty attempts of the Republicans to justify the President and reject the impeachment.

Sources on Capitol hill expect the impeachment hearings in the Senate will start next week.

McConnell supported a resolution of the Senator-Republican Josh Hawley, who proposed to reject the articles of impeachment automatically if the House of representatives will not give them to the Senate for 25 days. Most likely Pelosi will have time to submit the documents before the senators approved the resolution.

As previously wrote ForumDaily:

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