U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Trump will speak to a House chamber full of Democrats jostling to challenge his re-election, with many female lawmakers planning to dress in suffragette white and his chief antagonist Nancy Pelosi seated at the dais behind him. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images
**FILE** U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Trump will speak to a House chamber full of Democrats jostling to challenge his re-election, with many female lawmakers planning to dress in suffragette white and his chief antagonist Nancy Pelosi seated at the dais behind him. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named seven Democratic lawmakers as managers for President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, including Hakeem Jeffries of New York and Val Demmings of Florida.

“Today is the day that we name the managers, we go to the floor to pass the resolution to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate,” Pelosi said during the Capitol Hill announcement.

Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will serve as lead impeachment manager. He will be joined by Jeffries, Demmings, Jerrold Nadler of New York, Zoe Lofgren of California, Jason Crow of Colorado and Sylvia Garcia of Texas.

Jeffries, chair of the House Democratic Caucus, is currently serving his fourth term in Congress. He is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Demmings, a retired law enforcement officer, is a member of the House Judiciary Committee. She is serving her second term in Congress.

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