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Hawley Proposes Rule Change to Force Delivery of Impeachment Articles
Democrats are finally acknowledging that their efforts to extract concessions from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial are coming to an end.
Though Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still withholding the House’s impeachment articles from the Senate, Democrats’ hopes of swaying the GOP leader have dimmed after McConnell secured the votes in his caucus to move forward without an agreement on witnesses and documents.
And Senate Democrats say it’s time to begin the trial and end the delay.
“The longer it goes on the less urgent it becomes,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “So if it’s serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over.”
Several other Senate Democrats also showed their impatience with the Democratic leaders’ strategy. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday morning that Democrats “should move on” and send the articles to the Senate, and Sen. Jon Tester of Montana said he’s “ready” for the trial to start.
“We need to get folks to testify and we need more information ... but nonetheless, I’m ready,” Tester said. “I don’t know what leverage we have. It looks like the cake is already baked.”
“I respect the fact that she is concerned about the fact about whether or not there will be a fair trial. But I do think it is time to get on with it,” said Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.).
House Democrats — even vulnerable moderates — are uniformly behind Pelosi: No one is explicitly pushing her to move more quickly. Yet at the same time, there is a growing feeling that the fight between Pelosi and McConnell has run its course.
HIT THE ROAD NANCE, AND DON’T COME BACK.. BREAKING NEWS: NANCY CAVES…
When will House Speaker Nancy Pelosi send the articles of impeachment onto the Senate for trial?
Nobody seems to know for sure, but many in her party are growing impatient over the delay. It could be that Nancy wants to make sure the trial is rigged in favor of impeachment, but the Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, is not cooperating.
Pelosi rushed the impeachment proceedings through the House with no real evidence, which made the Democrats look ridiculously partisan. Now Pelosi is sitting on the process, which also makes her and her party look ridiculous.
Pelosi’s road to impeachment is a waste of time. It takes our country in the wrong direction. It’s a dead end.