Pelosi Now ‘Considering’ Not Sending Articles Of Impeachment To Senate Until McConnell Agrees To Fair Trial
Republicans in the Senate have openly admitted that they don’t plan on playing fair during the Senate impeachment trial, which has now lead House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to “considering” delaying the transmittal to the Senate of the final Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump.
According to Politico, Pelosi wants to make sure that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will allow a fair trial with witnesses.
“Some think it’s a good idea. And we need to talk about it,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who is second in command under Pelosi, says, according to Politico.
One Democrat says he’s talked with Speaker Pelosi.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon “said he’s approached every member of House leadership about the idea and received responses ranging from interest to outright support. He said Pelosi, in particular, ‘indicated she was interested and considering it.’”
Democrats want to assure that an actual trial will be held where key witnesses who Trump had banned from testifying in the House – including John Bolton – could go a long way to making the president’s offenses more public, and possibly get a few Republicans to refuse to acquit.