The House of Representatives will submit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday.
The caucus met in the morning about the timing of the submission.
“The speaker indicated with the full consent of the caucus that those articles of impeachment will be transmitted to the Senate at some point tomorrow,” Jeffries told reporters in Washington at a House Democrat leadership press conference, referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The House managers, or the representatives of the House who will present the prosecutions case, will also be appointed tomorrow, Jeffries said.
House Democratic Chief Deputy Whip Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told reporters just before the press conference that Pelosi was in charge of appointing the House managers.
“I think we have a general idea of who they are going to be … but well leave that to Speaker Pelosi to do that tomorrow,” he said.
House Republican leaders said in a press conference earlier Tuesday that Democrats rushed through the impeachment inquiry, but Pelosi implemented a delay by withholding the impeachment articles.
It was “unclear what exactly she believes she accomplished by it,” Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told reporters.
“Important pieces of work, like, for example, USMCA, will not be taken up because the Senate will now be focused on the impeachment trial,” she added.
Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), the, said Americans “are trying to live their lives” and are concerned about issues outside of impeachment.
“They are hungry to see us do something important like get USMCA finalized,” he said. The real cost of impeachment, he said, is the delay of the trade deal.
Trump has called for the GOP-held Senate to dismiss the impeachment articles, but Senate Republican leaders said on Monday that there werent enough votes for the move.
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