Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles to Senate next week

2020-01-10 21:33
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. (Brendan Smialowski, AFP)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. (Brendan Smialowski, AFP)

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday she intends to transmit articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate next week, ending a prolonged standoff with Republicans over terms of the president's trial.

"I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate," Pelosi said in a letter to her Democratic caucus.

Pelosi, who accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of disregarding her calls for a "fair trial" including a commitment to allow witnesses to testify, said she will consult with Democrats next Tuesday "on how we proceed further."

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