Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House would trigger a trial in the Senate on whether to oust the president.
At least five Republicans have said they would join Democrats in supporting impeachment, although just seven days remain for a Senate trial to expel Trump from office.
2 Democrat, said Democrats intended to send the impeachment charge, once approved, to the Senate “as soon as possible,” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named nine impeachment managers who would present the House’s case during a Senate trial.
Hoyer told reporters he expected between 10 and 20 House Republicans to vote for impeachment on Wednesday.
Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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