House Sends Articles of Impeachment to Senate

The House voted this week to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate 28 days after the House voted to impeach President Trump. The vote was largely along party-lines with Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) voting yes with Democrats and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) voting no with Republicans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) then appointed seven House managers to manage the impeachment trial in the Senate: Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Val Demings (D-FL), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Sylvia Garcia (D-TX).

The two articles and seven House managers appointed officially delivered the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and Rep. Schiff read the articles to the full Senate. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts then swore in all members of the Senate thereby beginning the third impeachment trial in U.S. history. The trial will begin next Tuesday at 1:00 pm, when the chamber considers the rules package to govern the trial. 

Senators have been told they must stay in their seats during the trial, confine all reading to material related to the proceeding, leave their phones and other electronic devices outside the chamber, and refrain from speaking to neighboring senators while the case is being presented.

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