The Incredible Ace of Spades Up Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Sleeve

Late last night, the House passed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
You can almost hear his Twitter fingers already tapping (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

How is this possible, and what could it mean?

As it turns out, after the House votes to impeach a president, as they did tonight, passing two articles of impeachment against President Trump, there’s a final procedural act that needs to take place before it is transitioned to the Senate for a trial and, ultimately, the vote to remove or acquit.

The Speaker of the House may be more crafty than I thought. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)
A hopefully more formidable team than we thought (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

What The Future Holds

In all likelihood, this tactic will allow for a few weeks of grandstanding and posturing before Pelosi sends this on to the Senate for a quick dismissal.

The face of a man knowingly violating the constitution (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
By the people, of the people, for the people. (McGregor/LightRocket/Getty Images)

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