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Pelosi Says Trump’s Impeachment Could Go to the Senate ‘Next Week’

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates. WASHINGTON — President Trump’s impeachment could head to the Senate as soon as next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House may hold a floor vote on sending articles of impeachment to the Senate next week, signaling an end to the standoff over rules and…

Pelosi Says Trump’s Impeachment Could Go to the Senate ‘Next Week’

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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s impeachment could head to the Senate as soon as next week.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House may hold a floor vote on sending articles of impeachment to the Senate next week, signaling an end to the standoff over rules and witnesses that began after the House approved the measures in December.

“I have asked the 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,” she wrote in a letter to House colleagues on Friday.

Pelosi, who had delayed sending impeachment to the Senate over concerns that Majority Leader Mitch McConnel wouldn’t ensure a fair trial, now plans to consult with members of the House Democratic Caucus on how to proceed further this coming Tuesday.

Pelosi’s announcement sets the stage for a historic clash over Trump’s unorthodox and tumultuous presidency in the Senate, where members of the House will present the case that he went too far in seeking to pressure Ukraine into investigating one of his rivals in the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Democrats have demanded that additional witnesses, including Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton, come forward to testify. But McConnell has resisted, while promising to stay in “total coordination” with Trump’s White House on how the trial should be conducted.

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