Nancy Pelosi just waived the white flag of surrender on this impeachment fight
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew time was running out.
Pelosi began to face pressure from Democrats on her impeachment strategy.
And now Nancy Pelosi just waived the white flag of surrender on this impeachment fight.
Nancy Pelosi withheld articles of impeachment from the Senate until Republicans agreed to call witnesses or publically released the rules for a Senate trial.
Mitch McConnell laughed at this feeble attempt at blackmail.
McConnell announced his intention to cosponsor a resolution to dismiss the articles of impeachment unless Pelosi transmitted them by a certain date.
Faced with this reality –as well as complaining by Senate Democrats – the Speaker caved in and announced she would transmit the articles of impeachment.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday she will send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate next week, ending a heated standoff with Republicans over the terms of the impeachment trial.
“I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate,” Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats.
Pelosi added she will talk to the caucus at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning on “how to proceed further.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — having already secured GOP votes for his preferred trial framework — could start the impeachment trial shortly after he receives the articles.
Pelosi and the Democrats won nothing from this exchange.
Republicans made no commitment to calling witnesses and did not budge on any Democrat demands on rules or documents.