House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed articles of impeachment for three weeks before finally announcing that they will be headed for the senate this week.
When asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” whether she had any “second thoughts” on her decision to stall the impeachment process, Pelosi said she did not.
“No, no, no” Pelosi stated, adding that she believed the delay tactics “produced a very positive result.”
According to The Hill, she backed herself up, claiming that the opportunity to see more un-redacted documents and subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton was worth the wait.
"No, no, no," Speaker Pelosi tells @GStephanopoulos when asked if she has "second thoughts" about waiting to send the articles of impeachment, adding that it "produced a positive result" and highlights the importance of having "witnesses and documents." https://t.co/G6Ef3GUsED pic.twitter.com/cXwBcQv09F
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed victory last week after he secured the votes from Republicans to move on with the impeachment trial without Democrat input.
He also lashed the Speaker for her delay.
“This is what they have done: They have initiated one of the most grave and most unsettling processes in our Constitution and then refused to allow a resolution,” McConnell said on Thursday.
‘The Speaker began something that she herself predicted would be ‘so divisive to the country’ … and now she is unilaterally saying it cannot move forward towards a resolution,” he added.
After the trial begins, they will vote on the spot regarding whether or not witnesses will be required.
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