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tv   Articles of Impeachment Engrossment Ceremony Delivery to the Senate  CSPAN  January 15, 2020 5:42pm-5:59pm EST

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just in case you missed any of this hearing earlier on combatting anti-semitism, you can find it any time online at in the halls of the house and senate today, action on impeachment. in the u.s. house this morning, they approved the appointment of the seven um impeachment
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managers. and since then, the speaker has signed the articles of impeachment in an engrossment ceremony just a short while ago in the ray burn room on the house side of the capitol. just after that, the articles of impeachment were walked over to the u.s. senate led by the house clerk cheryl johnson and the sergeant at arms and the seven managers. there's speaker pelosi now walking across the rotunda into the statuary hall.
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>> good afternoon. good afternoon, my colleagues. as you know, on december 18th, the house of representatives upheld its constitutional duty and voted articles of impeachment against the president of the united states, donald trump. he said in the course of the debate that he did not uphold
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his oath of office to protect, preserve, and defend the constitution of the united states. the president takes a special oath, a little different from the congressional oath. in fact, he takes an oath that was taken by president george washington, the patriarch of our country and upon whose picture we stand here. so sad, so tragic for a country that the actions taken by the president to undermine our national security, to violate his oath of office, and to jeopardize the purity of our elections, the integrity of our elections has taken us to this place. so, today, we will make history when we walk down -- when the managers walk down the hall, cross the threshold in history delivering articles of impeachment against the president of the united states for abuse of power and obstruction of the house.
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as we make that history, we're making progress for the american people, progress in support of our constitution, progress in honor of the sacrifice, division of our founders, progress in honor of the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, and progress for the future of our children. make it be very clear that this president will be held accountable, that no one is above the law, and that no future president should ever entertain the idea that article one -- excuse me, article two says that he can do whatever he wants. so, with that, i will sign the resolution transmitting the articles of impeachment to the senate which will be delivered by our managers of whom i'm very
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proud whch proud. when they bring this over, it will set in motion a process on the senate side, probably tomorrow. i don't know their schedule, but it may be as soon as tomorrow. the senators will take an oath of office. they will take a special oath of office to do impartial justice according to the constitution and the laws. let's hope that they uphold that oath that they take tomorrow. so, now i'm very honored to be here with our six chairman who worked so hard to help us uphold the constitution with their legislating, their investigating, their litigating. you know the chairman of the negotiating committee, jerry nadler, mr. schiff, distinguished chairmen of the
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house select committee on intelligence, congresswoman maxine waters, the chair of the national services committee, congresswoman karen maloney, madame chair of the oversight committee, mr. chairman eliot engel of the foreign affairs committee, and richey neil, chairman of the ways and means committee. we thank them for all of their difficult work, and we honor our darling elijah cummings who said when one day we are dancing with the angels, what would we say about what we did at this difficult time in our country's history? and then i'm very proud that mr. nadler and mr. schiff are part of our managers. but i want to acknowledge our other managers with us. a freshman member -- but i shouldn't say freshman. they've been here one year,
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accomplished great things. congressman jason crow of colorado, congresswoman val demings of the state of florida, congresswoman garcia of texas -- are we all here? where are we? where's hakeem? hakeem, distinguished chair of our caucus, hakeem jeffries of new york. is that everybody? and zoe lofgren. this is zoe's third impeachment. for the nixon impeachment, she was a staffer for a judiciary committee member, don edwards of california. she was member of judiciary committee during the clinton impeachment, in her own right member of the judiciary committee and now member of the judiciary chair of house administration which oversees elections important to all of this, and a manager.
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so, with that i thank them all for their leadership and their service, and i'm now going to proceed to sign the articles.
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so there you have the message from the house on impeachment being delivered to the u.s. senate just a short while ago before the trial gets underway, the house managers will appear in the senate chamber tomorrow. we expect that to happen at noon eastern. they will be reading the articles of impeachment, we will see the swearing in of supreme court justice john roberts as the presiding officer of the trial and the swearing in of senators tomorrow at noon, at 2 pm eastern, all 100 senators will take the oath's. follow live coverage of the senate impeachment trial on c-span to tomorrow. ♪ ♪ >> the house will be in order. >> for 40 years, span has been providing america unfiltered coverage of congress, the white house, the supreme court and public policy events from washington, d.c. and around the country so you can make up your own mind. created bya


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