Nancy Pelosi was hoping to hold onto the articles of impeachment as a way to manipulate GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Speaker made it clear she wanted McConnell to commit to calling additional witnesses in the trial as a way to bolster the Democrats’ extremely weak case against President Donald Trump. Well, poor Pelosi just lost her battle. You don’t want to miss this.
Nancy Pelosi just lost the war of impeachment and has announced she is sending the articles over to the Senate. Nancy is upset about this development, and she is pretending to be a victim of big bad Mitch McConnell. The Speaker penned a letter filled with sour grapes as she tried to make excuses for why she attempted to hold onto the articles for over a month.
“I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate,” Pelosi wrote in the letter.
As some Democrats balked at Pelosi folding, her own chief of staff made it clear —it’s true— the jig is up. “Helps to read the letter. Letter clearly states articles will go over next week,” tweeted Drew Hammill.
Helps to read the letter. Letter clearly states articles will go over next week. https://t.co/caxJigJE9O
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) January 10, 2020
Mitch McConnell announced the trial will start sometime next week, according to Politico: “McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to begin the trial with arguments from Trump’s counsel and the House impeachment managers, and make decisions on witnesses later.”
Pelosi then trashed Mitch McConnell claiming he doesn’t want a fair trial.
McConnell signed onto a Senate GOP resolution to change the chamber’s rules and dismiss Trump’s impeachment if House Democrats didn’t transmit the articles within a certain timeframe, further underscoring he had no intentions of honoring Pelosi’s wishes.
“Yesterday, [McConnell] showed his true colors and made his intentions to stonewall a fair trial even clearer by signing on to a resolution that would dismiss the charges,” Pelosi added in her letter.
“Since then, the Speaker has elected not to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate in an unusual attempt to pressure the Republican-led chamber to guarantee it would compel additional witnesses and documents,” New York Times reports.
Poor Nancy. The Democrats made the mistake of attempting to make a case out of nothing. Now, they are whining that their case sucks, and they expect Mitch McConnell to help them build a better case. It’s not the job of the GOP Senate to help the Democrats fix their case.
Nancy also laid it on thick claiming to exonerate President Donald Trump would be going against the Constitution.
“In an impeachment trial, every senator takes an oath to ‘do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws,’” Pelosi wrote. “Every senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the president or the Constitution.”
On one hand, the Democrats are whining they really have no case against the president and need the GOP-held Senate to help them out, by allowing them additional witnesses. On the other hand, Pelosi is claiming their case is so air-tight that a vote for Trump is going against the Constitution.
“The speaker for weeks had resisted pressure to transmit the articles, despite McConnell and other Republicans taunting her, saying it was further evidence of the weakness of Democrat’s case against the president. But pressure began to build this week, with several Senate Democrats, and even a smattering of House Democrats, saying publicly that it was time for Pelosi to relent,” Politico reports.
“Pelosi has yet to give any indication who she will tap as impeachment managers, the House Democrats who will prosecute the case against Trump. House GOP leaders picked 13 Republicans to serve as impeachment managers during Clinton’s trial but several sources close to Pelosi say her team will likely be smaller,” Politico adds.
We expect a quick trial as the Democrat case is so weak.
Contrary to the liberal media’s portrayal of the report as an open-and-shut case against the president, the Democrats have produced the weakest rationale for impeaching a U.S. president in history. Their charges, which are the two articles of impeachment, are not even close to being real crimes.
You can expect the Democrat Senators to use their time to engage in long drawn out hyperbolic speeches which will be devoid of any facts. Other than that, the GOP Senators will want to wrap it up quickly. Of course, the president will be exonerated. Then, we can all get back to focusing on the real issues that Americans really care about.