Here’s a bit more on how those impeachment managers will be selected. These managers will be the ones to present the Senate with the case to remove President Donald Trump from office.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not said when she will announce who the managers are. “I’ll let you know,” Pelosi told CNN earlier today. “I’ll announce them when I do.”
And the debate tomorrow on whether to send the articles to the Senate will likely be short since House Democrats have the majority on their side of Congress.
Pelosi says House will vote tomorrow to send articles of impeachment to Senate
Multiple reporters on Capitol Hill are reporting that Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will be voting tomorrow to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate tomorrow. Though the House will be deciding whether to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, the timing of when the articles of impeachment will be sent is still unclear.
Though she was expected to do so today, Pelosi did not name the impeachment managers, the House Democrats who would serve as prosecutors for the caucus in making the case to the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office.
House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler just told CNN that he “would expect” to be named as one of the impeachment managers, but said he doesn’t know who Speaker Nancy Pelosi will name.
Happy Tuesday and welcome to the politics live blog! This morning is the calm before the storm for what’s gearing up to be the next stage in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
House Democrats are holding a meeting this morning where they are expected to discuss sending over the articles of impeachment to the Senate. The caucus is expected to vote on impeachment managers, the lawmakers who will serve as prosecutors for the House Democrats as they make the case to the Senate for why Trump should be removed from office. House majority leader Steny Hoyer said a House vote on these managers could happen as early as Wednesday.
Here’s what else is happening today:
- Attorney general William Barr has escalated pressure on Apple to help the justice department unlock a pair of iPhones the gunman in the December shooting of the Florida Navy base, who killed three people, used to provide more information on the shooting. Yesterday, Barr said that the attack was an act of terrorism.
- Trump is preparing to divert an additional $7.2bn of defense funding to support his border wall construction, the Washington Post reported last night. The Pentagon funding would be taken from military construction projects and counternarcotics funding and would help construct 885 miles of the wall by 2022.
- Tonight is anticipated to be the biggest night of the 2020 presidential campaign so far. Six candidates will be on the debate stage in Iowa tonight: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren. We’ll be covering all that’s happening in the land of 2020 all day – stay tuned!