House votes Wednesday to send impeachment articles to Senate

Is there a chance he'll get his wish on this front?

The action will launch the Senate proceeding, only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history, a dramatic endeavor coming amid the backdrop of a politically divided nation and an election year. Some of the names they threw out included Collins, Sen.

"Think about the message it sends when the prosecutors are this desperate to get the judge and jury to redo their homework for them".

The poll's findings were published a week after the ex-Trump administration official said he would be "prepared to testify" were the Senate to issue a subpoena during the commander-in-chief's impeachment trial.

"Let's just see what the Senate does".

"Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial based on the no evidence, no crime, read the transcripts, "no pressure" Impeachment Hoax, rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have", Trump tweeted.

Trump was impeached in December when the House approved abuse of power and obstruction of Congress articles against him.

But a motion to dismiss may not be included in the impeachment rules resolution, because that vote could put Republicans up for reelection in a hard spot and McConnell does not have the 51 votes needed to approve it early in the trial.

A major difference between Pelosi and McConnell is whether witnesses will be called.

In terms of the precise timing going forward, it's important to understand that what triggers the Senate trial is not the Wednesday resolution, but the physical presentation of the articles of impeachment by the managers, who will march over to the Senate in what is likely to be a highly stylized ritual later this week.

But at least one Republican up for reelection, Sen.

It is still possible congressional Democrats will succeed in their push to hear from witnesses during the trial.

Collins Takes McConnell Line On Impeachment Trial
He repeatedly referred to President Bill Clinton's impeachment when the leaders decided how to proceed after the trial began. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in running an impeachment trial in which witnesses are called after the process's initial phases.

"When Leader McConnell talks about precedent, he's talking about witnesses", Schumer said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said over the weekend that dismissing the impeachment and refusing to hold a trial with witnesses is akin to a "cover-up". "A fair trial seeks the truth".

Despite McConnell's wishes for a speedy trial, some Republicans in his caucus have indicated that they are open to witnesses.

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw said he was "not afraid" of Bolton appearing as a witness in an interview with NBC on Sunday, adding that he was also "not afraid of what he has to say". About 7 in 10 independent voters back the idea.

But it is clear McConnell does not have the votes needed from his GOP majority to do that.

While the rules of the Senate trial remain unsettled, the outcome is not. "Over 70 percent of the American people think that the president should have those witnesses testify", Pelosi claimed.

"It's not unusual to have a witness in a trial". One is not "impeached" until a decision is made through a trial. "The House managers have only asked for three witnesses". I think it is a terrible thing to be using the tool of impeachment, which is supposed to be used in an emergency.

Two previous presidential cases have gone to the Senate for trial.

Her work on impeachment is mostly done.

Rick Scott (R-FL) decried House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her tactics regarding President Donald Trump's impeachment.

In the Senate, Trump is expected to face friendlier terrain than he did in the House, and ultimately the chamber is expected to vote to acquit the president even though some moderates have bristled over McConnell's reflexive support for Trump.

  • Sonia Alvarado