Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday named nine Democrats to serve as impeachment managers as the House prepares to vote Wednesday to impeach President Trump over his role inciting last week’s Capitol riot.

The impeachment managers will argue the House’s case during the Senate trial. Pelosi did not indicate when the House will send the article of impeachment to the Senate.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a former constitutional law professor, will serve as the lead impeachment manager. The others are Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette (Colo.), David Cicilline (R.I.), Joaquin Castro (Texas), Eric Swalwell (Calif.), Ted Lieu (Calif.), Joe Neguse (Colo.), Madeleine Dean (Pa.) and Del. Stacey Plaskett (Virgin Islands).

“It is their constitutional and patriotic duty to present the case for the President’s impeachment and removal. They will do so guided by their great love of country, determination to protect our democracy and loyalty to our oath to the Constitution,” Pelosi said in a statement.

The impeachment managers are a different set from the ones tapped by Pelosi a year ago for the first impeachment trial. During that effort, mangers made the case for Trump’s impeachment over his efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to open an investigation into now-President-elect Joe Biden.

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) served as the lead impeachment manager last year but is not part of the new group. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), whose panel has jurisdiction over impeachment and who was part of the effort last year, is also not among the managers this time.

The House is set to vote Wednesday on an article of impeachment stating that Trump incited an attack on the government by urging a mob of his supporters to try to stop Congress from ratifying Biden’s Electoral College victory.

The House is also expected to pass a resolution on Tuesday night to call for invoking the Constitution’s 25th Amendment. That process would require the vice president and a majority of Trump’s Cabinet to agree that the president should be immediately removed.

However, Vice President Pence — who was targeted last week by some rioters who wanted him hanged for declining to try to interrupt the Electoral College certification — has said he won’t invoke the 25th Amendment with only about a week left in Trump’s term.

Tags Adam Schiff David Cicilline Diana DeGette Donald Trump Eric Swalwell Jamie Raskin Jerry Nadler Joaquin Castro Joe Biden Joe Neguse Madeleine Dean Nancy Pelosi Stacey Plaskett Ted Lieu Trump impeachment

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