After spending weeks on a sham impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is choosing to cling to the articles, rather than transfer them to the Senate as the Constitution mandates. This course of action has understandably caused some criticism to come Pelosi’s way; many have slammed her admissions of wanting the Senate to adhere to certain guidelines as a quid-pro-quo.
“Nancy Pelosi” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore
However, there is clearly an agenda here and commentary from Democrat Rep. Don Beyer might provide some insight. During yesterday’s airing of CNN, Beyer professed that the House Speaker is gifted in “pressuring” the Senate, despite her lack of power in that particular chamber.
The extent of Beyer’s interview along with his remarks on impeachment proceedings and Speaker Pelosi are documented by Breitbart News.
A Closer Analysis of Pelosi’s Ability to Pressure the Senate
According to Beyer, the House Speaker is playing a strategy of withholding impeachment articles until the Senate commits to “the right kind of fair trial, for example, witnesses and documents.”
Beyer then went on to profess that he does see Pelosi turning over the articles at some point, since House Democrats didn’t put themselves through the “national pain” of impeachment proceedings “without wanting there to be a trial.”
Ultimately, Beyer conveyed to CNN viewers that Pelosi wants to pressure GOP senators to do what she wants. In his terms, this means “subtle, quiet pressure.” However, the House Democrat did concede that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will ultimately have the final say if he’s able to “control his 53 Republican senators.”
Prior Warning from Senate Republicans
Pelosi may believe that she’s working Senate Republicans, but in actuality, she’s only playing herself. GOP senators have already stated that if the House Speaker continues to hold onto impeachment articles, they’ll simply move onto other matters. Furthermore, McConnell maintains that there is no outcome where the Senate votes to remove President Trump from office.
“President Trump Delivers Remarks at TPUS” (Public Domain) by The White House
Either way it goes, Pelosi is merely delaying the inevitable. Either President Trump will be acquitted in the Senate when they finally do get the impeachment articles…or he’ll simply be exonerated by default.
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