WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’ll “soon” transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial.
It’s a sign of a potential thaw in the standoff with Senate Republicans as Pelosi warns against rushing to an acquittal without a fair trial.
Pelosi faces mounting pressure from Republicans and some Democrats to quit delaying the trial. It’s been three weeks since the House impeached Trump on charges of abuse and obstruction.
Republicans say Democrats are embarrassed by their vote. But Pelosi says Democrats are ‘’proud” of upholding the Constitution.
Many on Capitol Hill expect the trial to begin next week.