The move to modify a resolution to outline the rules for President Trump's Senate impeachment trial underscored the power that a small group of Republican lawmakers wield over leadership.
Trump's impeachment trial is expected to begin Tuesday afternoon after a heated debate over GOP rules. It comes after a flurry of preparations by both sides over the weekend.
"You can call me a conservative hack, but do you want witnesses, yes or no? Why aren't you telling us?" Fox News' Laura Ingraham asked Martha McSally.
Over the weekend, House impeachment managers and the president's defense team will draft briefs that will lay out each side's argument.
GOP senators appeared apathetic to the news that a government watchdog determined Trump violated the law by withholding aid from Ukraine and that new evidence further detailed the president's efforts to force the ouster of a former ambassador and pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
GOP Senate leaders, as well as rank-and-file Republicans, don't agree with the president's legal team about seeking a dismissal of the impeachment articles.
The GAO report that said withholding money from Ukraine violated the law came the same day that the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump will officially begin.
Appointing a diverse group of lawmakers to represent their case to the Senate was Pelosi's final act, the last bit of power she wields to convince the Senate that the president has committed impeachable offenses.
For the more than dozen senators who served during former President Bill Clinton's trial and remain in office today, several of them have made contradicting remarks when it comes to the question of whether or not to allow witness testimony.
One reason is that Gabbard has failed to meet fundraising and polling requirements laid out by the Democratic National Committee for the seventh debate, making it the second one in a row she's failed to qualify for.
A floor vote in the House is expected Wednesday to name who the impeachment managers will be and to send the articles to the Senate for a trial.
The administration and Republican-led states want Obamacare to be struck down as unconstitutional, which would have wide-ranging implications for America's health care system.
"Let me be clear: I do not believe Democrats are in love with terrorists, and I apologize for what I said earlier this week," the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee wrote in a series of tweets.
The transfer of the articles will mark a major political win for the Senate majority leader, who was successful in corralling enough support for trial rules that will largely mirror those in Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.
The question over what sort of legal binding the measure holds is not as clear-cut as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle might hope.
The House speaker's continued refusal to name impeachment managers and transfer the articles to the upper chamber for a trial is despite a growing number of Democrats stating it is time to do so.
Absent the likelihood that the heightened conflicts between the U.S. and Iran will—at the moment—lead to further immediate conflict, lawmakers are now free to focus on attempts to limit the president's ability to circumvent Congress and take such consequential future military action.
"The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration," Trump said at the White House during a special televised event, flanked by top military generals and administration officials.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer signaled that Democrats are ready to proceed with a looming impeachment trial and force Republicans at a later date to consider subpoenaing witnesses.
It seems unlikely the measure will receive a vote because Republicans are confident they'll stave off Democrats' demands to subpoena witnesses.
The legislation, which is privileged and means the GOP-led Senate will be forced to vote on the matter, comes amid extremely intensified tensions with Iran in the wake of a U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed one of Iran's top military generals, Qasem Soleimani.
The former national security adviser is believed to have firsthand knowledge of the president's Ukraine dealings and his decision to withhold $400 million in military aid from the U.S. ally.
"So, for now, we're content to continue the ordinary business of the Senate while House Democrats continue to flounder," the Senate majority leader said.
Republicans applauded Trump for his swift response after the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, but Democrats were furious and worry the U.S. could be dragged into another Middle East war.
The cohort of lawmakers representing 38 states consists of 166 House Republicans, 39 Senate Republicans and two House Democrats who filed an amicus brief Thursday arguing the right to an abortion is "unworkable."
Trump, despite his impeachment—or perhaps because of it—wrapped 2019 with his strongest fundraising quarter and with $102.7 million cash on hand.
The Massachusetts senator accused Republicans in Congress of forgoing their morality to defend the president amid impeachment.
Despite qualifying for the first six debates, the 2020 Democratic candidate has yet to meet the requirements for the seventh that will take place on January 14 in Iowa.
America's continued involvement in Iraq is in the spotlight, presenting opportunities for his Democratic contenders to seize on his past support for intervention and revisit old talking points.
Washington saw a constant stream of unprecedented events in 2019, from a scandal that will forever be a stain on the president's legacy to a record number of Democrats vying to unseat him.