House Democrat’s are rallying to her action to hold back on things…
She IS applying pressure to McConnell’s statement’s that the expected outcome of the Senate trial is a forgone conclusion to be done ‘HIS’ way…
House Democrats on Thursday are rallying behind Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after the Speaker said she’ll delay the deliver of impeachment articles to the Senate in an effort to ensure a fair trial.
President Trump has urged a speedy trial in the upper chamber, and Pelosi’s allies argue that delaying the delivery of the articles will put pressure on Senate GOP leaders to call witnesses and seek more evidence surrounding the president’s dealings with Ukraine — steps Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he’ll not take.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), a member of the Intelligence Committee, said Pelosi’s delay strategy made for “a very wise decision on her part.”
“I think it gives her leverage; it gives the House leverage in terms of making sure that it’s not going to be a kangaroo court over there,” she told reporters in the Capitol. “If, in fact, they intend to not be an impartial reviewer of the facts, then it becomes a joke. And we’re not party to a joke.”
McConnell has shown no indication he’s ready to budge. Aside from refusing new witnesses, he’s also announced that he’ll work closely with the White House as the trial proceeds, a stance that has infuriated Democrats who say as an impeachment juror he should be taking steps to be impartial.
But McConnell has rejected that argument.
“I’m not impartial about this at all,” he told reporters Tuesday in the Capitol.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Thursday that those comments should make McConnell ineligible to oversee the impeachment trial….