Shifty Schiff Will Lead House Impeachment Managers

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam “Shifty” Schiff will lead the group of seven Democratic lawmakers who will serve as impeachment managers in the Senate trial against President Trump.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the group that in addition to Schiff, includes House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, and Zoe Lofgren of California, who also serves on the Judiciary Committee. The other managers are House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries of New York, Rep. Val Demings, a Florida Democrat and former Orlando, Florida, police chief, Rep. Sylvia Garcia of Texas,  Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado, who is a member of the Armed Services Committee and a former Army Ranger.

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All of the managers have the experience and backgrounds in criminal justice and law enforcement that Pelosi believes will help Democrats make their case in the Senate.

“The emphasis is on litigators and on making the strongest possible case to the American people,” Pelosi said.

The lawmakers will serve as prosecutors in the case against Trump in his Senate trial which is now expected to begin next Tuesday.

The House voted Dec. 19 on two articles impeaching Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The House will vote this afternoon on the resolution appointing the managers Pelosi selected.

The managers will then walk over to the Senate to deliver the articles later on Wednesday.