“Let’s just see what the Senate does. The ball will be in their court soon”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared Sunday on ABC’s This Week, and she left the door open for further articles of impeachment.
She’s also still clinging to the fantasy that the American public will get on board with her partisan impeachment clown show.
“Nancy Pelosi Leaves Door Open For New Articles Of Impeachment” https://t.co/WLuPBSqhjq
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) January 12, 2020
Pelosi appears to believe not only that the Senate should conduct the investigation she failed to do in the House but that the American people will magically get behind her party’s bogus impeachment push.
— memeorandum (@memeorandum) January 12, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday did not rule out the possibility of a House subpoena for testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton and other witnesses sought by Democrats, depending on whether the Senate seeks testimony in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
“It’s not excluded, but we’ll see what they do,” she told ABC Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”
She also did not rule out the possibility of additional articles of impeachment against the president in the future.
“You said he’s violating the Constitution again and again. Do you think it’s possible that the House might have to file new articles of impeachment?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“Let’s just see what the Senate does. The ball will be in their court soon,” Pelosi replied.
. . . . The Trump administration directed a number of high-profile witnesses sought by House Democrats in the Ukraine impeachment probe from cooperating with the investigation and subpoenas for testimony and records. Republicans, including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, have criticized Democrats for impeaching Trump before exhausting all legal options in seeking testimony and records from the Trump administration, along with current and former officials.
“Why not wait for the courts to rule?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“How long do the courts take?” Pelosi said. “We have confidence in our case.”
So much confidence, apparently, that she tried—and failed—to strong-arm Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) into conducting the investigation she failed to conduct. It’s mind-boggling.
Apparently her “let’s see what the Senate does” is intended to push McConnell to do as she wishes . . . or the House will drum up further articles of impeachment.
Pelosi is also accusing McConnell of a “cover up” and insists that Americans “see the need for witnesses.”
Pelosi has faced criticism from Republicans for not allowing the impeachment process to move forward, and even some Democrats have expressed impatience.
Still, she insists it has been an effective strategy.
“No, no, no — we feel that it has produced a very positive result,” Pelosi said on ABC’s “This Week,” pointing to new information that has surfaced former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s announcement that he is now willing to testify in the Senate under subpoena
“We wanted the public to see the need for witnesses,” Pelosi said, defending the tactic.
During the delay, Senate Republicans introduced a resolution allowing for dismissal of the impeachment case if Pelosi failed to send the articles within 25 days. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was among those who backed the measure, leading Pelosi to accuse him of being potentially complicit in wrongdoing.
“Dismissing is a cover-up,” she declared.
Pelosi insisted that even without having witnesses at the Senate trial, which McConnell has opposed, there is enough evidence to remove Trump from office.
But even if the Senate acquits Trump, nothing will change the fact that he was impeached, she said.
“There’s nothing the Senate can do that can ever erase that,” she said, later adding, “He will be impeached forever.”
Indeed. And thanks to her partisan clown show that now means pretty much nothing. All she’s accomplished is to debase impeachment from a serious check on the Executive branch to a cheap, cynical partisan play to overturn an election. Sad.DONATE
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