Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries, Val Demings, Jason Crow, Zoe Lofgren and Sylvia Garcia will join Schiff and Nadler as House of Representatives managers of the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate, the statement said.
Earlier this week, the House announced that it would vote on Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate and continue the process. Also, the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said that he expects the trial to begin on 21 January.
Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she would send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, marking an end to a standoff with Mr McConnell over her withholding the documents. Pelosi said that she had been withholding the articles because of her doubts that the Senate would conduct a fair trial.
An impeachment inquiry against Trump was launched by House Democrats in September following a whistle-blower complaint claiming that the president pressed on his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate business activities of the former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the allegations and called the inquiry a "witch-hunt".