Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has just announced who will manage the House’s side of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate:
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 15, 2020
It appears that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff will be the lead manager with Jerry Nadler getting a co-starring role.
Here’s video of her announcement:
BREAKING: Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “Today is the day that we name the managers, we go to the floor to pass the resolution to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate.” https://t.co/VPZMG1NIkw pic.twitter.com/zpUjFqqEaj
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 15, 2020
Well this should be fun. Lets hope the Senators rip Schiff and Nadler to pieces as these clowns deserve.
More via Reuters:
“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will lead a team of seven Democrats who will prosecute the impeachment case against President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday.
Schiff was named lead manager for the trial in a House of Representatives resolution expected to be approved later on Wednesday”
In other impeachment news Texas Senator Ted Cruz has come up with a terrific idea for President Donald Trump‘s upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate.
He calls his idea “witness reciprocity” and the concept is taking off among his Republican colleagues.
Basically, if Democrats want to hear from John Bolton for example, the Republicans get to call Hunter Biden in return, as Vivek Saxena at BizPacReview reports:
Unlike House Democrats, who used unfair rules to prevent their Republican colleagues from having any say in the chamber’s impeachment proceedings last year, Senate Republicans appear intent on ensuring their colleagues are granted a say.
And so on Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz reportedly pitched the idea of “witness reciprocity,” a innovative solution that calls for each side being allowed to call an equal number of witnesses to testify in President Donald Trump’s upcoming trial.
If Senate Democrats were to choose to call former Trump administration National Security Adviser John Bolton, for instance, Republicans would in turn be allowed to call, say, former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter. Fair is fair, after all.
The president’s son Donald Trump Jr, also seems to think that witness reciprocity is a fantastic idea.
“I love @tedcruz’s plan of witness reciprocity. The American people want to hear from #wheresHunter Biden, #sleepyJoe Biden, #fullofschiff, the phony “whistleblower” etc. much more than they do anyone on our side especially since the house had free reign of witnesses for months,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
I love @tedcruz’s plan of witness reciprocity.
The American people want to hear from #wheresHunter Biden, #sleepyJoe Biden, #fullofschiff, the phony “whistleblower” etc. much more than they do anyone on our side especially since the house had free reign of witnesses for months.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 15, 2020
Further Politico reports that McConnell and other GOP Senators are open to the idea of witness reciprocity:
“McConnell was open to that message. … Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) later raised the strategy to the broader Senate Republican Conference.”
“Then shortly after, and echoing the message of Cruz and Paul, McConnell publicly warned Democrats that if they want to call additional witnesses during the proceedings, Republicans will counter with some of their own, and Democrats won’t like who’s on the GOP list.”
NEWS – On Tuesday, McConnell met privately w/Cruz, Graham, Cornyn & Mike Lee to discuss “witness reciprocity,” per GOP sources. If Dems get Bolton, then Rs get Hunter Biden. McConnell was open to that message, sources said. @burgessev & me https://t.co/qsqDAgnTe6
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) January 15, 2020