Despite the stall tactics by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — in which she’s delaying the movement of impeachment articles to the Republican-controlled Senate — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t breaking a sweat.
“It’s beyond me how the Speaker and Democratic leader in the Senate think withholding the articles of impeachment and not sending them over gives them leverage, is beyond me,” McConnell said after lambasting Democrats in a speech on the senate floor, according to The Hill.
“Frankly, I’m not anxious to have the trial. If she thinks her case is so weak she doesn’t want to send it over, throw me into that briar patch,” McConnell continued.
Pelosi and her House colleagues are attempting to set the rules for the Senate impeachment process and give Democrats an edge in a body where they are the minority.
In McConnell’s fiery speech on the Senate floor, he stated that the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump is “by far the thinnest basis for any House-passed presidential impeachment in American history.”
And it shows in the final impeachment vote, where every Republican voted in support of Trump, along with two Democrats.
This doesn’t line up with Pelosi’s comments earlier this year, in which she told the Washington Post that she wouldn’t even consider an impeachment vote “unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan,” adding, “I don’t think we should go down that path.”
Thus far, the impeachment has been the opposite of bipartisan.
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