Having lost the battle with Mitch McConnell over impeachment, Nancy Pelosi must now prepare to lose the war as well. Now that she has dropped her efforts to use leverage to control the Senate trial process, Pelosi has to take the next step in sending the articles to the upper chamber. That means picking the House Democrats best able to sell the case to a hostile Republican majority.
That might get done as soon as tomorrow, CNN reports. It won’t be any sooner than that, because that would create problems for a few Senate Democrats:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to name the lawmakers who will prosecute the case against President Donald Trump as early as Tuesday, according to several House Democrats, as the venue for impeachment on Capitol Hill shifts over to the Senate for the impeachment trial in the coming days.
Pelosi is holding a meeting with her caucus Tuesday morning where she’s expected to discuss the path forward on sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Members also expect a vote on the resolution to approve the impeachment managers and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate to potentially take place Wednesday.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House vote to name the impeachment managers “could be” on Wednesday, adding that the Senate has “practical problems” if they were to move sooner since three Democratic senators are participating in the presidential debate.