House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been full of surprises in recent months, from her sudden support of holding impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, to her withholding of the House’s articles of impeachment from the Senate in some sort of play for leverage.
Of course, it hasn’t worked. The Democrats’ blew their chances at making such a maneuver stick when they insisted that Donald Trump’s “abuse of power” was an “urgent” and “imminent” threat to the nation.
You can’t gum up the process while claiming urgency, and, as such, Pelosi began to receive rightful criticism on her stalling.
Now, finally, after weeks of being stuck between chambers of Congress, Pelosi has finally agreed to move on.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Fridayshe will sendthe articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senatenext week, ending a heated standoff with Republicansover the terms of the impeachment 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,” Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats.
Pelosi added she will talk to the caucus at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning on “how to proceed further.”
All eyes will soon be on the Senate, where Mitch McConnell has already promised President Trump a swift and exonerating adjudication.
With the GOP easily controlling that higher chamber of Congress, there is little doubt that McConnell can deliver.