Pelosi delivers Trump impeachment proceedings to the Senate on Monday
Spokeswoman Pelosi wasted no time in announcing that the House would send the article on Trump’s impeachment to the Senate on Monday.
Spokesman Pelosi said in a statement to PoliticusUSA:
The impeachment proceedings for inciting Donald Trump will be served on the Senate on Monday, January 25th.
Our constitution and country are well supported by the extraordinary leadership of Senior Manager Jamie Raskin and Representatives Diana DeGette, David Cicilline, Joaquin Castro, Eric Swalwell, Ted Lieu, Stacey Plaskett, Madeleine Dean and Joe Neguse.
We respect the Senate’s constitutional power over the process and always ensure that the process is fair. We find that the former president has had as much time to prepare for the process as our managers. Our managers are ready to put 100 Senate jurors on trial as part of the trial.
Exactly one week after the Capitol was attacked to undermine the integrity of our democracy, a bipartisan House vote passed the article of impeachment, which is our solemn duty to deliver to the Senate.
Senate Republicans have suggested that the House move against Trump so quickly that the trial may not begin until mid-February to give Trump time to prepare for a legal defense. The process does not begin once the item has been delivered to the Senate.
The second impeachment trial against Trump could be very different from the first. With Democrats outnumbered, there will be a real trial, not the rush job that Mitch McConnell oversaw the first time. Evidence should be gathered and witnesses.
The result could also be different. Mitch McConnell has signaled that he supports Trump’s impeachment and that he is open to condemnation of the former president. If McConnell chooses to condemn, there will be a surge of Republicans to follow.
The condemnation vote will be more bipartisan than just Mitt Romney, and the outcome could forever free America from the threat posed by Donald Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association