Over the past few months, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been full of surprise.
First, she was against going for impeachment, then she shifted toward impeachment, then after rushing through the hearings because of how urgent the matter was, she withholds the articles of impeachment from being delivered to the Senate in some sort of political game of chicken.
Pelosi’s silly little game hasn’t worked at all. The only thing she’s done is raise more support for President Trump and tick off many in her own party.
If President Trump was really an imminent threat to the nation and that the impeachment truly was an urgent matter, then she wouldn’t have started playing this game. She lost it before she even started it.
Now, finally, after weeks of being stuck between chambers of Congress, Pelosi has finally agreed to move on.
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 Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had sought to pressure Republicans into accepting new witnesses and evidence in a bid to ensure a fair trial, but McConnell ultimately rebuffed them.
This should be a quick and easy impeachment trial and I think we’re all looking forward to it.