No More Donald Trump? Articles of Impeachment Heads to Senate
A month after The House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump, the impeachment process is moving forward. The trial begins today, the third in our nation's history, as previously reported.
According to MSN, the trial will go like this: The House managers will be arguing for Trump's removal from office. The seven House managers are Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.; Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.; Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo.; and Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas.
Trump has his own legal team that will be defending him. They have submitted a nine page response to the Writ of Summons that was delivered to Trump over the weekend. The response called the charges 'an affront to the Constitution' that's 'based on flimsy evidence.'
Chief Justice John Roberts will be acting as presiding officer in the place of Mike Pence, to avoid conflict of interest. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 'walked' or hand delivered the articles of impeachment to the Senate floor last Wednesday. These articles were 'exhibited' or read aloud by Adam Schiff on Thursday. 100 members of the Senate have been chosen as jurors, and have taken a oath to be 'impartial.' The Senate trial is expected to last about a week.
So, what do you think the outcome will be #Gayes? Will Trump be acquitted or will he be removed from office? Does the timing of the impeachment hurt the Democrats' chances of winning in November?