After leading the most partisan impeachment inquiry in modern American history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is refusing to send the articles of impeachment over to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell because she says Republicans won’t hold a “fair” trial.
Pelosi is under fire on all sides for withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate.
Now, she’s been ordered by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham to “Commit to sending the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate consistent with Constitutional obligations.”
Graham prefaced the demand by tweeting on Monday that “It’s time for @SpeakerPelosi, who claimed impeachment was a national imperative, to fish or cut bait.”
Pelosi is refusing to send the articles to the upper chamber because of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already declared there’s no chance President Donald Trump will be removed from office.
After all the Democrat panic about the urgent need to remove Trump, it’s almost comical how quickly Pelosi has flipped the script.
She told reporters on Friday:
“When we see what that [Senate impeachment] process is, we will know who and how many [articles of impeachment] we want to send over. I’m not going to go there anymore. Frankly, I don’t care what Republicans say.”
Graham didn’t hold back in calling out Pelosi’s obstructionism, tweeting, “If she refuses, Senate Republicans should take matters into our own hands. We are in charge of the Senate — not Pelosi or Schumer. Speaker Pelosi’s actions are an affront to the Constitution, the Senate, and denies President @realDonaldTrump his day in court.”
Graham said that if this continues into 2020, the Senate needs to strike back and stand up for our rights and ending this debacle.
After months of barring House Republicans from taking part in closed-door hearings in the basement of Congress and refusing to even allow Republicans to select a single witness in the impeachment charade — Democrats are now trying to accuse Republicans of being “unfair” and “partisan.”
With the looming impeachment trial in the Senate — Democrats are whining, issuing ridiculous demands, and already claiming the process is “rigged.”
Finally, the other team is up to bat and Democrats are screaming that the trial — which has not even happened — it totally unfair.
But beyond that, it’s clear to anyone who has been paying attention that Democrats have no case.
They have accused Trump of just about everything imaginable, and after months of wasting taxpayer dollars to hold impeachment hearings, they still can’t prove the president did anything wrong.
And McConnell has already revealed exactly what’s going to happen when the impeachment trial moves into the Senate in January.
Spoiler: It’s dead, Trump won’t be removed from office, and the Republican-led Senate will fully acquit the president of all the Democrats bogus charges.