The House of Representatives will vote Wednesday to send to the Senate two articles for the removal of Donald Trump, electing prosecutors for the political trial of the US President, the leader of that body announced.
Nancy Pelosi said Democrats were ready to approve, for the most part, the sending of both articles of dismissal to the Senate, accusing Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
"The House will vote Wednesday, January 15, to transmit charges" against the US President, Nancy Pelosi said in a statement following a closed meeting with her parliamentary group.
The House leader added that Democrats will also elect representatives who will serve as prosecutors in the impeachment process so that Donald Trump's political trial can begin in the Senate, probably early next week.
Donald Trump is accused of pressuring President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the activity of his political opponent's son, Joe Biden, with a Ukrainian company involved in a corruption case, a move the House of Representatives says constitutes a misuse of power, as well as attempting to obstruct Congressional investigation of these facts.
On December 18, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives approved two articles of dismissal on these charges, making Donald Trump the third US president to be subject to impeachment proceedings.
Democrats have been postponing the process, but Trump will now be politically tried in the Senate, where it will take a 2/3 majority vote to remove him from office, an unlikely scenario under Republican control in the upper house of Congress. .
Democrats call for new witnesses at the political trial, including former national security adviser John Bolton, who has already been available to testify in the Senate, and Trump's chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney.
However, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has already said he refuses to accept new witnesses in the lawsuit, which he wants to be resolved quickly, calling for the union of his party senators to expedite the rejection of the articles of dismissal.