House Democrats are ready to go forward with the two articles of impeachment that they have written against the President and are supposed to have a vote on Wednesday to officially impeach him.
But some of the Democrats are concerned that the Republican majority Senate will just toss the case away, so they're now wanting Pelosi to hold off until the Senate agrees to a full trial.
They're already going to have a full trial, they're not going to just dismiss this, Mitch McConnell even said so himself.
According to The Hill, Senate Democrats are quietly talking about asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to hold articles of impeachment in the House until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) agrees to a fair rules package for a Senate trial.
Democratic senators are concerned by talk among Senate Republicans of holding a speedy trial without witnesses, which would set up a shorter time frame than when the Senate considered President Clinton’s 1999 impeachment.
They want to hear from Trump’s advisers and worry that if they don’t use their leverage now, they’ll have little say over how a Senate trial is run.
“If we don’t agree on a set of rules before the articles arrive over here, I think we’re cooked. I think McConnell has his people totally in line. It will be a procedural thing,” said one concerned Democratic senator.
The senator said there’s a growing alarm in the Democratic Conference that McConnell will pass a resolution that would prevent witness testimony or the displaying of posters or playing of videos on the Senate floor. Videos and posters were both a part of the televised committee hearings in the House.
“They’ll pass whatever rules they want, and so we need to determine for a fair trial what witnesses we want, what documents we want. Are we going to allow videos? Are you going to allow boards that go up with votes so you explain things to the audience that is watching out there in a really powerful way?” the lawmaker added. “I think our maximum leverage of getting what we want is now before the articles come over.”
To me, this is proof that the Democrats don't have a case at all going into this impeachment process. The only thing this does is waste time and money.
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