President could be impeached before Christmas as judiciary chairman says ‘nothing could be more urgent’
Here is a look at the next steps for impeachment:
House judiciary committee drafts articles of impeachment
House Democratic leaders were to hold a news
Judiciary committee votes on articles of impeachment
The committee plans to vote Thursday on the articles,
Upon arrival on the House floor, the articles would come in for debate. While Pelosi is in control of when debate begins and how long it lasts, the process could be delayed, temporarily, by Republican monkey-wrenching.
Each article is voted on separately, with a simple majority approval of any one article resulting in Trump’s impeachment. With Democrats holding a 233-197 advantage in the House, and the one independent,
If at least one article is approved by the House, Trump would become the third president in US history to be impeached.
If Trump is impeached in the House, the Republican-controlled US Senate would hold a trial, likely to begin in January 2020.