Most representatives and senators in Washington D.C. have a plethora of advisors on their staff, helping them with any topic imaginable.
But some congress members? Well, they just flip right on over to CNN — including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In a revelation reported by TIME Magazine, an aide for Pelosi revealed that the speaker’s controversial decision to delay the impeachment process came from watching CNN contributor John Dean on December 5.
Pelosi, according to that aide, revealed that she discovered this method of stalling the impeachment articles during a meeting later in the month, where top Democrats met to discuss what would happen after the next day’s impeachment vote in the House.
“The rule empowers the Speaker to be able to decide how to send the articles over to the Senate,” Pelosi said at the meeting in reference to Dean’s CNN comments, according to the aide.
She took Dean’s idea and ran with it, believing that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would be pressured into moving.
“Somebody said to me today that he may not even take up what we send. (But) then (Trump) will never be vindicated,” Pelosi said, according to the aide in the room. “He will be impeached forever. Forever. No matter what the Senate does.”
Now, after three weeks of an unprecedented, never-before-seen impeachment stall, Pelosi announced that she would be putting Rep. Jerry Nadler in charge of the articles and delivering them to the Senate on Monday.
The senate impeachment trial will begin this week after nearly a month’s wait.
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