1

House speaker announces formal impeachment inquiry against the president

Nancy Pelosi

House speaker

2

Currently, there are six house committees investigating conduct that could result in articles of impeachment against Trump.

 

Pelosi has designated the House Intelligence committee to lead the investigation.

Elijah

Cummings

Adam Schiff

Jerry Nadler

Intelligence

Judiciary

Oversight

Rep.

Dem.

Richard Neal

Maxine Waters

Eliot Engel

Financial services

Foreign affairs

Ways & means

3

While articles of impeachment could originate in one of multiple committees, or even through a floor motion by a single representative, Democratic leaders have said that articles of impeachment in this case would originate, as they have historically, in the judiciary committee, chaired by Rep. Nadler.

Jerry Nadler

Judiciary

Yes

No

Drafts articles of impeachment

Impeachment inquiry ends

4

It would be the committee’s job to draft Articles of Impeachment and bring them to the House floor.

 

A simple majority vote by the full House, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 235-198 (plus one independent and one vacant seat), would be required to impeach Trump.

 

Impeachment does not mean Trump leaves office, however. The vote must then go to the Senate.

 

House of Representatives

50%

Yes

No

Impeachment inquiry ends

President is impeached

5

If Trump is impeached, the Senate will host a trial on the articles of impeachment, Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell has confirmed.

 

A two-thirds majority vote in the Senate, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 53-47 (counting two independents who caucus with the Democrats), would be required to convict Trump and remove him from office.

 

Senate

67%

Yes

No

Impeachment inquiry ends

President is removed from office

1

House speaker announces formal impeachment inquiry against the president

Nancy Pelosi

House speaker

2

Currently, there are six house committees investigating conduct that could result in articles of impeachment against Trump.

 

Pelosi has designated the House Intelligence committee to lead the investigation.

Adam

Schiff

Jerry

Nadler

Elijah

Cummings

Richard

Neal

Maxine

Waters

Eliot

Engel

Financial services

Foreign affairs

Intelligence

Judiciary

Oversight

Ways & means

Dem.

Rep.

3

While articles of impeachment could originate in one of multiple committees, or even through a floor motion by a single representative, Democratic leaders have said that articles of impeachment in this case would originate, as they have historically, in the judiciary committee, chaired by Rep. Nadler

Jerry Nadler

Judiciary

Yes

No

Drafts articles of impeachment

Impeachment

inquiry ends

4

It would be the committee’s job to draft Articles of Impeachment and bring them to the House floor.

 

A simple majority vote by the full House, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 235-198 (plus one independent and one vacant seat), would be required to impeach Trump.

 

Impeachment does not mean Trump leaves office, however. The vote must then go to the Senate.

 

House of representatives

50%

Yes

No

Impeachment

inquiry ends

President is

impeached

5

If Trump is impeached, the Senate will host a trial on the articles of impeachment, Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell has confirmed.

 

A two-thirds majority vote in the Senate, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 53-47 (counting two independents who caucus with the Democrats), would be required to convict Trump and remove him from office.

 

Senate

67%

Yes

No

Impeachment

inquiry ends

President is removed from office

1

House speaker announces formal impeachment inquiry against the president

Nancy Pelosi

House speaker

2

Currently, there are six house committees investigating conduct that could result in articles of impeachment against Trump.

 

Pelosi has designated the House Intelligence committee to lead the investigation.

Elijah Cummings

Adam Schiff

Jerry Nadler

Intelligence

Judiciary

Oversight

Dem.

Rep.

Richard Neal

Maxine Waters

Eliot Engel

Financial services

Ways & means

Foreign affairs

3

While articles of impeachment could originate in one of multiple committees, or even through a floor motion by a single representative, Democratic leaders have said that articles of impeachment in this case would originate, as they have historically, in the judiciary committee, chaired by Rep. Nadler

Jerry Nadler

Judiciary

Yes

No

Drafts articles of impeachment

Impeachment inquiry ends

4

It would be the committee’s job to draft Articles of Impeachment and bring them to the House floor.

 

A simple majority vote by the full House, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 235-198 (plus one independent and one vacant seat), would be required to impeach Trump.

 

Impeachment does not mean Trump leaves office, however. The vote must then go to the Senate.

 

House of Representatives

50%

Yes

No

Impeachment inquiry ends

President is impeached

5

If Trump is impeached, the Senate will host a trial on the articles of impeachment, Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell has confirmed.

 

A two-thirds majority vote in the Senate, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 53-47 (counting two independents who caucus with the Democrats), would be required to convict Trump and remove him from office.

 

Senate

67%

Yes

No

Impeachment inquiry ends

President is removed from office