U.S. House to decide on submitting articles of impeachment to Senate

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Nancy Pelosi announcing the results of the impeachment vote, December 2019.
Image: Office of U.S. House Speaker.

Yesterday, United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed a vote will be held today to decide whether to submit two articles of impeachment, passed against President Donald Trump, to the U.S. Senate.

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, has indicated the trial could possibly commence on Tuesday, January 21, subject to agreement on the procedures to be followed. McConnell has expressed a preference to proceed similarly to the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1998.

Pelosi also mentioned the House will appoint as yet unnamed impeachment managers to conduct the prosecution in the trial. "The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial." Pelosi said. Additionally, the House must allocate money for the trial.

On December 18, the House passed two articles of impeachment. The first charged President Trump with abuse of power, and the second accused him of obstruction of Congress.