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Pelosi Declines to Say When House Will Send Impeachment Resolution to Senate

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Pelosi Declines to Say When House Will Send Impeachment Resolution to Senate

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is keeping secret for now when Democrats plan on sending the impeachment resolution to the Senate. “They’re now working on taking this to trial, and when they—you’ll be the first to know when we announce that we’re going over there,” Pelosi told reporters in Washington on Friday. The House on Wednesday voted 232–197 to impeach President Donald Trump on a single article of impeachment, incitement of insurrection. Democrats and 10 Republicans contended Trump incited the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. Under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate conducts an impeachment trial when the House impeaches a president. The upper congressional chamber can acquit a president or convict him. A two-thirds vote is required to convict. When the House impeached Trump on a separate matter in 2019, the Senate voted to acquit him 21 days after the trial started. Trump is due to leave office …

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