A group of Senate Democrats are handing it to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and demanding that she stop holding up the impeachment process. Of course Nancy is withholding while she figures out how to get rid of President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, Democrat senators Doug Jones, Christopher Murphy, and Joe Manchin said they are in favor of getting the trial started.
According to the Washington Post Murphy said, “I think the time has past. She [Pelosi] should send the articles over.”
Manchin agreed, and added, “I think it needs to start, I really do… Let us do what we have to do over here.”
Asked Tuesday if it was time for Pelosi to transfer the articles, King told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell: “I think it is time for the Speaker to send the articles over. I think — I don’t think her holding them puts any particular pressure on Mitch McConnell. I think the key vote will come in the middle of the trial.”
Jones, who holds one of the Senate’s most vulnerable seats, told CNN that he hopes the articles will be transferred “soon,” adding: “I think most people are ready to get moving on this.”
Earlier Tuesday, McConnell announced he has secured the votes to proceed with the trial.
He said the question of witnesses will be decided after opening arguments in the case.
“We have the votes,” McConnell stated, “What’s good for President Clinton is good for President Trump. We’ll get around to a discussion of witnesses.”
McConnell also slammed Pelosi for refusing to pass along the articles of impeachment. He added that he wants a fair, speedy trial.
“How inappropriate and how embarrassing to rush forward on a partisan basis and then treat … what you’ve done like a political toy,” he said. “How contemptuous of the American people.”