House prepares to vote on sending Senate articles of impeachment

Lawmakers will take the historic step Wednesday afternoon and vote to send the two articles of impeachment against President Trump over to the Senate, setting the stage for a trial.
1:21 | 01/15/20

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Now to Capitol Hill where lawmakers are about to take that historic step the house preparing to vote to formerly sand. The two articles of impeachment against president trump over to the senate a group of lawmakers will then walked to articles across the capital and present them to the senate setting the stage. 43 impeachment trial of a president in American history. Our senior congressional correspondent there Bruce has all those details for its good morning. Good morning Robin well we will see history here today in the house as they vote to send over the articles of impeachment and to approve the team of lawmakers who will be prosecuting the case against the president. Then that's ceremonial handoff the articles of impeachment will be marked across that marched across the capital. To add this edit it ends the it marks the end of a monthlong impasse but also the beginning. Of another deeply partisan showdown as we head towards the election now the trial in earnest is set to begin on Tuesday just the opening statements. Could take days and all 100 senators are expected to sit there silently. And waive the charges that the president used his power and obstructed congress by pressuring Ukraine to investigate his rivals now Democrats and a handful of key Republicans are still hoping. To hear from additional witnesses but it's unclear if they can Muster enough support to force the Republicans leader hand. Also unclear this morning George just how long. This trial is going to no way to know the answer that right now can make thanks very much.

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