Washington — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing to name impeachment managers to prosecute the case against President Trump in his impeachment trial in the Senate, which isin less than a week.
Pelosi is meeting with her Democratic colleagues Tuesday morning to plot the path forward before finalizing a resolution to send the impeachment articles to the Senate. According to a Democratic aide, Pelosi suggested the House hold a vote on the resolution to designate managers and transmit the articles to the Senate on Wednesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told Republican senators to expect the trial to get underway on Tuesday, January 21, according to two lawmakers. Pelosi delayed sending the articles to the upper chamber to pressure McConnell to allow witnesses at the trial, a question he says will be put to the full Senate once proceedings get underway.