Skip to comments.Pelosi Signals An End To Her Hold On Articles Of Impeachment; Expects to Release It to Senate 'Soon'
Posted on 01/09/2020 9:52:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she expects to release her hold on the two articles of impeachment against President Trump "soon," but for now she is still holding out to learn more about how Republicans plan to conduct a Senate trial.
"No, I'm not holding them indefinitely," Pelosi told reporters Thursday at a weekly press conference. "I'll send them over when I'm ready. That will probably be soon."
Pelosi refused to give any additional information about the timing, saying Democrats want to know what Senate Republicans are "willing to do and when they're willing to do it."
Republicans have criticized Pelosi for refusing to take the procedural action of sending the articles to the Senate. The House approved the two articles abuse of power and obstruction of Congress largely along party lines on Dec. 18.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., attempted to force Pelosi to drop her hold on Tuesday when he announced plans to approve Senate trial rules without the help of Democrats.
Pelosi reiterated Thursday that she wants more information on what those rules would include. But she also indicated that she was not planning a fight over the details.
"All we want to know is what are the rules, it doesn't mean we have to agree to the rules or we have to like the rules," she said. "We just want to know what they are."
At the core of the disagreement is who if anyone would act as witnesses during the trial. Democrats want a deal on that up front, while McConnell wants to sort the issue with additional votes after the first phase of the trial, including opening arguments and a period allowing written questions from senators to both the prosecution and the defense.
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Asked and answered. Same rules that were used for Clinton. The way forward is clear.
Well before the sun goes “red giant”!
None of her business! House has NO role in trying impeachments. She can go fly a kite.
Translation: Pelosi, schiff and nadler have had enough time to get their witness tampering completed.
She’s releasing the articles the day of Trump’s SOTU.
Thanks, but I don’t give a flip what this political slut whore says or thinks.
When she gets off her worthless ass and does something let me know.
Senate will adopt the Clinton trial rules. House doesnt get to dictate what those rules are. Nuff said.
NPR -National Propaganda Radio
Pelosi said: “Probably soon”, Yeah that sound’s like she is on the verge.
Pelosi couldn’t get any mileage out of her little ploy. She ran this thing until it ran out of gas. What a loser.
It’s none of her damn business as to what the rules are.
The heat from other Democrats is getting to her.
She really is between a rock and a hard place.
Sucks to be her.
I keep wondering if/when AOC, Omar, etc., will be wearing cement shoes. Pelosi must still be in touch with some of her father’s mob cohorts in NJ.
Time now for Pelosi to drive her T-Bird off the cliff and into the canyon.
The damage is done. The people that would be influenced by all of this madness, the squishy middle, have seen what they need to see.
Thank you Nan, drink an extra bottle of Grey Goose tonight, you’ve earned it.
The rules have to be voted on. And that can NOT occur until they have the articles. Even Feinstein got on her back.
The Turtle wouldnt cave in to her demand for a trial with witnesses and documents.
House can either transmit the articles or keep them. McConnell doesnt care.
This is all on the Democrats. The turd impeachment is their problem.
She will release them in DAYS. It’s obvious her stall plan backfired.
And the House Of Cards continues its collapse. So sad that Pelosi and the other horrible examples of governmental leadership will never be held accountable for their acts of deception. Not to mention their criminal waste of tax payer money.
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