A choose group of lawmakers will function impeachment managers throughout a Senate trial, appearing as prosecutors for Home Democrats who will define the case against President Donald Trump in the Ukraine scandal.
The chance to function an impeachment supervisor will provide a high-profile flip within the highlight for whoever is chosen and the prospect to raise their standing in Congress and with liberal voters.
The efficiency of the House managers will play a key role within the Senate trial and could possibly be a manner for many who are chosen to safe their place in historical past as a part of the impeachment proceedings.
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi can have closing say over who is called as an impeachment supervisor and there aren’t any restrictions on the variety of Home impeachment managers the speaker can identify to serve within the function. It isn’t but recognized what number of managers might be picked for the Senate trial.
Throughout Clinton’s impeachment trial, 13 Home Republicans had been chosen as impeachment managers — three are nonetheless serving in Congress at present.
These Republican lawmakers who served as managers and nonetheless maintain seats in Congress are: Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who was a consultant of the state’s third congressional district on the time of the Clinton impeachment.