Washington – The House of Representatives, of democratic majority, approved today a resolution with the designation of the seven legislators who will act as "prosecutors" in the political trial against President Donald Trump and which states that they have to formally surrender charges against the Senate representative.
The Chamber gave the green light to the resolution with 228 in favor and 193 against.
The text recognizes the appointment of Democratic legislators Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Hakeem Jeffries, Zoe Lofgren, Val Demings, Jason Crow and Silvia Garcia – proposed by the president of the Lower House, Nancy Pelosi- as "impeachment managers", as he knows the prosecutors in English at the political trial.RELATED
In addition, it states that, after their appointment, these legislators "will exhibit the political positions to the Senate", within the preparations for the impeachment process, which will be held in the Upper House.
After the vote, it is expected that today, at 5:00 p.m. local time (ET), the "prosecutors" formally deliver the accusations against Trump, of abuse of power and obstruction to Congress, to the Senate, where the political trial could begin next Tuesday , according to the leader of the Republican majority in this chamber, Mitch McConnell.
The case against Trump was triggered after a complaint by an informant to the country's intelligence about a phone call in July between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, for the Ukrainian to launch investigations against Biden and his son Hunter for alleged Corruption in the European country.
According to the Democratic opposition, Trump conditioned the delivery of almost 400 million dollars in aid to Ukraine and the scheduling of a meeting in the White House with Zelenski to his demand that Kiev publicly announce that he planned to investigate Biden, something that the president has denied.
During the pre-vote debate on Wednesday, one of the "prosecutors" appointed by Pelosi, Jerry Nadler, president of the Lower House Judiciary Committee, accused Trump of "betraying the country" for "using his presidential power, including withholding military assistance, to pressure a government to help him win the elections "this year.
Republican minority leader in that chamber, Kevin McCarthy, responded with criticism of the process: "There is no greater contrast than what we are doing right now here and what is happening on Pennsylvania Avenue," where the White House is.
McCarthy was referring to the signing in the presidential mansion of the first phase of a trade agreement with China, which Trump went to, and that happened when lawmakers were voting on the resolution in the Capitol.