House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday selected seven lawmakers to serve as impeachment managers in the Senate trial against President Donald Trump, essentially acting as prosecutors in the trial and making the case for why he should be removed from office.
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House voted on a resolution Wednesday afternoon authorizing the managers to send the articles to the Senate, setting in motion a trial on whether the charges warrant Trump’s conviction and removal from office.
Pelosi, as expected, selected California Rep. Adam Schiff and New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, who chair the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. Schiff will serve as lead manager. She also selected veteran lawmakers New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Florida Rep. Val Demings and California Rep. Zoe Lofgren and two freshmen Representatives: Texas Rep. Sylvia Garcia and Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, who serves in a vulnerable swing district.
“I’m very proud and honored that these seven members, distinguished members, have accepted this serious responsibility… to protect and defend, for the people, defending our democracy,” she said at a press conference Wednesday.