Democrats and Republicans Come Together to Criticize Pelosi on Impeachment
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced her plans to push impeachment forward saying that she will take the next steps in favor of a trial according to Fox News.
“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. I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting on how we proceed further,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues according to Fox News.
Pelosi has been leading her party to what they have publically promoted since the 2016 election, which is removing a president that they don’t believe should have held the position in the first place.
“I am very proud of the courage and patriotism exhibited by our House Democratic Caucus as we support and defend the Constitution,” Pelosi wrote in her letter.
The House leader went on to press the Senate about offering a “fair trial” with witnesses and documents.
“In an impeachment trial, every Senator takes an oath to ‘do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.’ Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or to the Constitution,” she wrote. “No one is above the law, not even the President.”
The Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commented on the news that the articles could be making the trip to his chambers saying that it was “about time.”
Other lawmakers weighed in on the impeachment progress including Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va who said that “I think it’s time to turn the articles over,” while on Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
“Let’s see where the Senate can take it," Manchin went on.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called out her party leader for the delay in progress saying “The longer it goes on, the less urgent it becomes,” Feinstein told Politico. “So if it’s serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, joined in the bipartisan blasting of the speaker saying, "Speaker Pelosi threw the United States Congress into unnecessary chaos with this pointless delay," Grassley’s statement said according to Fox News.
"From the beginning, it's been unclear what the goal of this hurry-up-and-wait tactic was or what the country stood to gain. We now know the answer was nothing."
"We've had three weeks of uncertainty and confusion, causing even more division," he added. "Regardless, I will take my role as a juror seriously and review the evidence presented by both sides before making any determination."