House of Representatives sends articles of impeachment to Senate

by Daniel Payne · Jan 15th, 2020 2:43 pm

The House of Representatives transmitted their articles of impeachment against President Trump to the United States Senate on Wednesday, ending weeks of delay and initiating the start to Trump's impeachment trial.

House Democrats had impeached President Trump just under a month ago on charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Democrats had delayed sending the impeachment articles in the Senate, lodging several demands against Senate Republicans regarding the process and content of the trial itself.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated earlier this month that he would not negotiate with Democrats regarding the trial process, a stalemate that reportedly led to Pelosi's conceding and allowing the articles to be transmitted.

McConnell previously called the impeachment the "most rushed, least thorough, most unfair" in American history.

The trial will likely begin early next week, a Capitol Hill source told Fox News.