Nancy Pelosi made one confession that waived the white flag on impeachment
The Fake News Media is cooking up scenarios under which the Democrats can prevail in an impeachment trial in the Senate.
But Nancy Pelosi knows better.
And Nancy Pelosi made one confession that waived the white flag on impeachment.
Nancy Pelosi is withholding the House’s articles of impeachment to try and blackmail Senate Republicans into letting Democrats set the rules of a trial.
Many on the Left see it as their last best chance to exert leverage over the process.
But even Pelosi revealed this was an empty gesture by her letter inviting Donald Trump to deliver the State of the Union on February 4.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has invited President Donald Trump to deliver a State of the Union address on February 4th, 2020 — just 48 hours after leading the House Democrats’ partisan impeachment inquiry.
“In their great wisdom, our Founders crafted a Constitution based on a system of separation of powers: three co-equal branches acting as checks on each other. To ensure that balance of powers, the Constitution calls for the president to ‘from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union,’” Pelosi wrote in a letter to the president on Friday.
“In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives,” the California Democrat added.
The invitation comes as Pelosi remains noncommittal about when she will send the impeachment articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — to the Senate for a trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) met Thursday to discuss potential parameters of a trial, though they did not come to an agreement before leaving Washington, D.C., for Christmas.
This letter means two things.
First, Pelosi and House Democrats wont withhold the articles of impeachment forever and the expect a Senate trial to be conducted shortly thereafter and wrap up before the first of February.
Second – and most importantly – it’s an admission of defeat and that the Senate will exonerate Donald Trump.