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The whole process was more colorful and more dramatic than your standard conference fare.
speaker Nancy Pelosi , several pens to put their signatures on the impeachment bill - that sucks, the Republicans - in front of The House to present the Democrats and The House clerk formally marched through The Senate chamber, the article.
It is rare to see so much pomp and circumstance in the US Congress, which, in General, far less ceremonial traditions as the British Parliament.
Here is a breakdown of what happened, and what it means.A funny signature", with many ball-pen
Ms Pelosi and her team a engrossment ceremony held on Wednesday evening, where they signed The Final indictment. This is The Last formal step The House takes before he hands over the impeachment process to The Senate .
It took some Time , because they joked a different pen for each stroke, "she makes a funny signature. "
Reporter photos snapped of the four subjects, the engraved eight pins, with Ms Pelosi the name, before signing.
This is actually a long-standing Tradition - since President Franklin D. Roosevelt, presidents have often used several pens to sign high-profile pieces of legislation, so they can be offered as a souvenir and historical memorabilia.
Ms Pelosi, has given the criticism for the use of multiple pens to sign the impeachment articles that say to the Republican critics, it seemed to celebrate what should be, was a gloomy moment.
Back in 1998, Republican senators also pens kept as souvenirs, which are issued after the signing of oaths for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton , even if these pins had a typo on the text of the inscription, and had to restart.A law enforcement walk - twiceHouse clerk Cheryl Johnson and Sergeant of Arms Paul Irving led Wednesday procession
The Tradition of The Procession is intended to go back to the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. The legislator, also from the same walk in the year 1998, in the implementation of the article of impeachment of President Bill Clinton .
"ceremony, and priorities play a role in strengthening the way in the legislative bodies function," Prof Richard Arenberg, an expert in congressional History and procedures at Brown University , and a former Capitol Hill staffer, give told the BBC.
the train came to The Senate chamber, The House clerk informed The Senate that The House had adopted a resolution, the appointment of the charge Manager, and The President of The Senate , Republican Charles E Grassley replied: "The Message is received".
But on Thursday, The Sergeant - of-Arms of The Senate 's chief law enforcement officer-the start of the procedure by announcing: "Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, all persons are commanded to silence on pain of imprisonment, while The House of representatives for The Senate of the United States bill of indictment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States ".
"This is only the third impeachment in U.S. History - a lot of the procedure through two centuries, without routine use, so you can seem archaic," Prof Arenberg says.
Nevertheless, he adds, the traditions and ceremonies that you have developed, will help underscore the "seriousness" and "sober " gravity", which it will take place.signing The Oath book
Prof Arenberg says, it is important that you are required to have a separate oath.
"This is an additional oath before your oath of Office - it is to emphasise that this is different from the partisan and legislative process that you go through in the rule. Also about The Oath on The Constitution when they take Office , they need to offer, in addition, swear impartial justice in this trial. "
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