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  Articles of Impeachment Engrossment Ceremony Delivery to the Senate  CSPAN  January 15, 2020 9:18pm-9:35pm EST

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congress will not come to the system of our electoral by allowing that to happen, denying that it's happening, placing the blame elsewhere. this is a serious -- this is as serious as it gets for any of us. only the vote to declare war would be something more serious than this. seriously.very seriously. it's not personal. it's not political. it's not partisan. it's patriotic. so again i thank our distinguished managers for their courage, their dedication for being willing to spend the time to do the job to honor the oath that we take. and honor the pledge that our to then take, allegiance flag and t >> later in the day, speaker
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pelosi delivered remarks and signed the two articles of impeachment against president trump. the ceremony was followed by the impeachment managers, accompanied by the house clerk and sergeant at arms delivering the articles to the senate chamber.
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speaker pelosi: on december 18, the house of representatives held its constitutional duty and voted articles of impeachment
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against the president of the united states, donald trump. it said in the course of the debate that he did not uphold end oath of office to def the constitution. the president takes a special oath, different from the congressional oath. bytakes an oath taken president george washington, in front of whose picture we stand here. so tragic for our country that the actions taken by the president to undermine our national security to violate his jeopardizeice and the. of our election has taken us to this place. today, we will make history. when the managers walk down the hall, we will cross a threshold
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in history and the delivering articles of impeachment against the president for abuse of power and obstruction of the house. to make that history, we are making progress for the american people. progress in honor of the sacrifice and the vision of our founders. of thes and honor sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. progress for the future of our children. this president will be held accountable, that no one is above the law, and no future president should ever entertain the idea that article two says that he can do whatever he wants. sign the, i will
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resolution transmitting the articles of impeachment to the senate, which will be delivered by our managers. when they bring this over, i all -- it will set in motion process on the senate side. the senators will take an oath of office. they will take a special oath of justiceo do impartial according to the constitution and the law. let's hope they uphold that oath that they take tomorrow. i am honored to be here with our six chairmen, who worked so hard to uphold the constitution with their legislating, their litigating. you know the chairman of the
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judiciary committee, jerry nadler, mr. schiff, the chairman of the house committee on intelligence, congresswoman maxine waters, the chairman of the national services committee, carolyn maloney, chair of the oversight committee. of the foreign chairmanommittee, and of the ways and means committee. of theirthem for all difficult work. we honor our dear elijah one day whensaid we are dancing with the angels, what will we say about what we did during this difficult time in history? i am proud mr. nadler and mr. shift are -- shiff are part of
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our managers. i should not say freshman. they have been here one year. congressman jason crow. congresswoman val demings of the state of florida. texas.swoman garcia of are we all here? distinguished chair of our caucus, hakeem jeffries of new york. and zoe lofgren. this is her third impeachment. impeachment, she was a staffer for a judiciary committee member of california. she was a member of the judiciary committee on the clinton impeachment. the housemember of
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administration with oversees elections, and a manager. with that, i thank them all for their leadership and service. i will now proceed to sign the article.
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[inaudible] speaker pelosi: that is why it is taking so long. [laughter]
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speaker pelosi: i will keep one for myself.
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>> the senate will receive a message from the house of representatives. >> a message from the house of representatives. mr. president, i have been directed by the house of representatives to inform the senate the house has passed h- res 798, a resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of donald john trump, president of the united states. >> the