On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced during a press conference, the seven Democratic lawmakers who will serve as impeachment managers to present their case against President Trump in a Senate trial, after holding back the articles for nearly a month.
Shortly after, the Democratic-led House voted 228-193 to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, clearing the way for a trial in the Senate.
Pelosi claimed the charges against the president will be a stain on his legacy, and in the same breath said it was solemn, but then, bragged that she was proud.
“This is a very serious moment and we take it to heart and a really solemn way. It’s about the Constitution. …. The president is not above the law, he will be held accountable. He has been held accountable. He has been impeached. He’s been impeached forever. They can never erase that. I’m very proud…,” Speaker Pelosi claimed.
The managers Pelosi appointed include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) who will be the lead manager and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), whose committee drafted the articles of impeachment.
She also assigned Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) Jason Crow (D-CO) Val Demings (D-FL) Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).
Republicans reacted to the announcement of the managers appointed and sending the articles to the Senate:
Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) tweeted a split-screen of Democrats vs President Trump:
President Trump fired back Wednesday after the House Speaker’s announcement writing: “Here we go again, another Con Job by the Do Nothing Democrats. All of this work was supposed to be done by the House, not the Senate!”
The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., reacted:
Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), tweeted: “It looks like today’s the day. House Democrats may finally stand behind the rushed, unfair, and nakedly partisan impeachment that they themselves delayed for four weeks. The ‘prosecutors’ have finally overcome their cold feet.”
House minority whip, Steve Scalise (R-LA) noted Pelosi’s agenda: