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What Is The Role Of Nancy Pelosi On The Impeachment Of President Donald Trump?

Published Thu Dec 19 2019 By CRM
What Is The Role Of Nancy Pelosi On The Impeachment Of President Donald Trump?

The Speaker for House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi denied submitting the articles of impeachment on President Donald Trump, ever after the vote counts got Trump to impeach. 

The running president is accused of abuse of power to influence the 2020 United States Presidential election in his benefit and obstruction of Congress. 

What Roles Exactly Nancy Pelosi Plays In Trump's Impeachment?

Preceding the Republican Paul Ryan, Pelosi, 79, became the first woman in the US to become Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and is serving since January 2019.

Nancy, personally preside any debate, but as a Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is liable for any administrative and procedural functions.

Pelosi is liable to draft the articles of impeachment on Trump, however, withhold it. The impeachment issue came up after a week of Donald Trump's debate with Ukrainian officials about the dealings.

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, the current President Donald Trump was impeached on two charges: abuse of power by pressuring Ukraine to announce investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden; and obstruction of Congress after refusing to co-operate with impeachment investigation and barring staffs from testifying.

If Nancy's drafts the articles and submit them to the Senate, it would initiate a further process of impeachment & also can eventually lead to a conviction.  

Votes On Articles & Nancy's Denial To Submit Articles Of Impeachment Yet 

On Wednesday night, December 18, two votes were made subjecting the abuse of power by Trump which stood with 230-197, quickly followed by another vote accusing the president of obstructing Congress, counted 229-198.

As reported, Democrat Jared Golden of Maine voted on the abuse of power but went against the obstruction, that led a one-vote difference.

In the post-vote conference, Nancy Pelosi stated that she wouldn't commit the articles of impeachment on Wednesday, and told:

That would have been our intention, but we'll see what happens over there.

Furthermore, she refused to name the managers for the trial, which is set to continue in early January 2020 and said:

We cannot name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side, and we hope that will be soon. So far we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us, so hopefully it will be fair.

Pelosi states Democrats will make a decision "as a group."

As for a fact, the Democrats are unable to send articles on Wednesday night, so the House is adjourned till 9:00 AM on Thursday, December 19 for further decision.

Impact On Trump's Stay In Office

With the impeachment for accusation on two articles, Trump became the 3rd US President ever to face impeachment, after Andrew Johnson (in 1987) and Bill Clinton (in 1998/1999). However, none of them was removed from the office through impeachment.

So, what's up with Trump's impeachment status? Since the vote counts on the articles accused on President Donald Trump gained a 51% majority, he is impeached and is likely to see a trial.  

The trail set for the early January 2020, will have post-trail voting in the Senate whether to remove Trump from office. Less than two-thirds of a majority vote to convict will save Donald Trump, otherwise, if the vote is more than two-third (67%), he will be evicted, and vice-president takes over.