On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the seven lawmakers who will serve as House managers in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.
As lead manager, Pelosi chose to appoint House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. The other managers include: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Val Demings, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren.
Their roles are very much like the roles of prosecutors, as the members are responsible for presenting the impeachment inquiries to the Senate, to make the case as to why President Donald Trump should be impeached with the evidence they have gathered.
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back against Pelosi and House Democrats’ continued effort to impeach President Trump, saying that decision to sit on the articles of impeachment for a month is a “strange gambit” that “produced absolutely nothing.”
Despite Pelosi’s reluctance to push for impeachment, majority of the House Democrats voiced support for impeachment or an impeachment inquiry before the vote. Pelosi has said she believes Trump is “goading” Democrats to impeach him because he thinks it will help him fire up his base.
Since House of Representatives passed the articles of impeachment, Pelosi had continued to withhold them, saying she doesn’t think the Senate will hold a trial that both sides can agree on.