Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrived in the U.S. Senate Thursday afternoon to prepare for his role presiding over the impeachment trial of President Trump and swore in the oath to senators. “Senators, I attend the Senate in conformity with your notice for the purpose of joining with you for the trial of the president of the United States,” Roberts said before being administered the oath to preside over the trial. “I am now prepared to take the oath.”
After a 28-day delay, the House voted Wednesday to send the two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for a trial that is expected to begin next week. The resolution passed 228-193 largely along party lines. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) was the only Democrat to vote against the resolution. Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who switched from Republican to Independent last year, voted in favor of the resolution.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) announced seven Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday who will serve as impeachment managers in the Senate trial against President Trump.