Currents News Staff
After waiting almost a month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s party is ready to move the impeachment process along.
Jan. 15 she revealed the seven impeachment managers who will prosecute the case against President Trump in the Senate.
“Today is the day that we name the managers, we go to the floor to pass the resolution to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate,” she said. “Time has been our friend in all of this because it has yielded incriminating evidence, more truth into the public domain.”
Those impeachment managers for the Democrats were named as Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of California, Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York, Hakeem Jeffries of New York, Zoe Lofgren of California, Val Demings of Florida, Jason Crow of Colorado and Sylvia Garcia of Texas.
The president’s defense team is expected to include White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, and President Trump’s personal attorney Jay Sekulow.
Republicans continue to criticize Pelosi’s decision to withhold the articles from the Senate for a month, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the trial is now likely to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
“We’ll be able to, we believe, if that happens in all likelihood go through some preliminary steps here this week,” he said.
But some Senate Democrats believe the delay has given them time to make their case for additional witnesses, especially to moderate Senate Republicans.
McConnell says the witness issue will be addressed.