Finally, after much contentious stalling, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced when she will be forwarding the two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump to the Senate for trial.
Pelosi has announced that she will take steps next week to send impeachment articles to the Senate, after delaying the process since last month in a bid to extract favorable terms for a trial.
“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. I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting on how we proceed further,” Pelosi, D-Calif., wrote in a letter to colleagues.
The decision to release the articles came as fellow Democrats in recent days had started to voice frustration and impatience with the speaker’s approach. They stressed the urgency with which impeachment was treated at the end of 2019 and questioned why the House would then delay a trial by using articles as leverage.
Pelosi nevertheless defended her approach in the memo, stressing important new information on the Ukraine controversy at the heart of impeachment that emerged during the interim. “I am very proud of the courage and patriotism exhibited by our House Democratic Caucus as we support and defend the Constitution,” she wrote. She continued to press the Senate, as she has for weeks, to conduct a “fair trial” with witnesses and documents.
“In an impeachment trial, every Senator takes an oath to ‘do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.’ Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or to the Constitution,” she wrote. “No one is above the law, not even the President.”
In the letter, Pelosi also criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for planning to dismiss the charges. She has called on the upper chamber to hold a trial. This comes after McConnell suggested the Senate would move on to the business of the American people next week if the House speaker did not hand over the charges levied against the president.
Asked about Pelosi’s decision to move forward on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., simply said, “About time.”
7 thoughts on “Pelosi Sets Timeline to Move Forward With Impeachment”
Say what??? Fair trial?? Like what DJT got from the House-no witnesses, no lawyers, no cross on their witnesses, hearings in secret, ….. That was a fair hearing?? The Demorats told the GOP to go pound salt when they requested anything and NOW she wants FAIRNESS??? Pray McConnell tells them to “go pound salt”.
Pussy Pelosi, have another drink you POS!
That c—t needs to be removed permanently by any means necessary now
Piglosi Totally senile wicked witch mental retard please DD and GTH
I am so sick of hearing about this impeachment crap and Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi has a big mouth that says nothing , she has mental health issues and should not be allowed to make any big decisions. You mean to tell me the government has nothing better to do than sit around and talk impeachment. There be something else they could ben doing . Makes me feel sad about our government.
100 per cent correct. Not only is she an embarrasment to the country, her followers are indicative of how corrupt our education system is. Her supporters show what kind of mind control is in existance. Voters need to do some reading and individual fact search.
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