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Pelosi and Raskin during a press conference on Oct. 9. Photo: Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy on Tuesday named Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and eight other representatives as managers of the impeachment trial of President Trump.

Why it matters: They will present the House's case for impeachment and attempt to convince senators to convict Trump during his Senate trial if the House votes to impeach him on Wednesday.

The full list of impeachment managers:

  • Raskin, lead manager
  • Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)
  • Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.)
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands)
  • Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.)
  • Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.)

What she's saying: "It is their constitutional and patriotic duty to present the case for the President’s impeachment and removal," Pelosi said. 

  • "They will do so guided by their great love of country, determination to protect our democracy and loyalty to our oath to the Constitution. 
  • "Our Managers will honor their duty to defend democracy For The People with great solemnity, prayerfulness and urgency."

The big picture: Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday rejected Pelosi's demand that he invoke the 25th Amendment t0 remove Trump from office, saying it would "set a terrible precedent."

  • Pelosi said she would move forward with impeachment legislation only after it was clear that the 25th Amendment would not be invoked.
  • So far, at least three House Republicans have indicated that they will vote to impeach Trump, including GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).

Go deeper: Impeachment vote will shuffle Republicans and Democrats

Go deeper

Conservatives warn culture, political wars will worsen

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The verdict is clear: The vast majority of Republicans will stand firm with former President Trump. The next phase is clear, too: Republicans are rallying around a common grievance that big government, big media and big business are trying to shut them up, shut them out and shut them down. 

Why it matters: The post-Trump GOP, especially its most powerful media platforms, paint the new reality as an existential threat. This means political attacks are seen — or characterized — as assaults on their very being. 

Maxine Waters offers right-wing alternative universe for Chauvin trial

Data: Stanford Cable TV News Analyzer; Chart: Axios Visuals

While Fox News has largely ignored the Derek Chauvin trial compared to competitors, conservative media seized on comments from Rep. Maxine Waters over the weekend, making it the single biggest trial storyline on social media since it began on March 29, according to NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

Why it matters: The data shows that for conservative America, the story in Minneapolis is being used as a way to highlight the aggression of protesters rather than the police killing of a Black man.

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China leads the world with new state-backed digital currency

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

In a push to dominate global financial technology, the Chinese government is aiming to roll out the world's first state-backed digital currency.

Why it matters: China's new currency could set global standards for the use of national digital currencies — and give Beijing unprecedented visibility and control over domestic financial transactions.

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