While most of the recent news coming out of Washington DC concerned the recent Iran strike, leaders of the Republican and Democratic party were still sparring over impeachment. The articles of impeachment have yet to be sent to the Senate for a trial.
The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi will be responsible for sending the articles over and right now she has some leverage in when that happens. On Friday, the California congresswoman ripped Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his “feeble” attempts to protect Trump. She did not, however, commit to delaying the process until McConnell agrees to a fair trial.
The Speaker said in a statement, “Today, Leader McConnell made clear that he will feebly comply with President Trump’s cover-up of his abuses of power and be an accomplice to that cover-up. Leader McConnell is doubling down on his violation of his oath, even after the exposure of new, deeply incriminating documents this week which provide further evidence of what we know: President Trump abused the power of his office for personal, political gain.”
Pelosi also took as shot at Republican lawmakers, saying, “The GOP Senate must immediately proceed in a manner worthy of the Constitution and in light of the gravity of the President’s unprecedented abuses. No one is above the law, not even the President.”
The statement did not include any mention of delaying the articles as a means of leverage.
On Friday, McConnell attacked Pelosi during a floor speech, claiming that she was trying to “control the Senate’s process.”