House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Urges Democrats Not To Cheer As She Passes Motion To Impeach Trump

The Speaker of the US House of representatives, Nancy Pelosi, cautioned House Democrats not to cheer as she banged the gavel on Wednesday to confirm Trump’s impeachment.

Nancy Pelosi would also not commit to sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate, saying in a post-impeachment-vote news conference, “That would have been our intention, but we’ll see what happens over there.”

Some progressives have urged Democratic leaders to withhold the articles until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, agrees to procedures for the Senate trial that Democrats have called for, as well as agreeing to bring in firsthand witnesses like acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to testify.

Pelosi said Democrats will make the decision “as a group” on when to send the articles to the Senate.