McConnell Refuses to Back Down to Pelosi’s Impeachment Maneuvering

Never give in!
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Our congressional representatives have been back in D.C. for several days, yet the impeachment articles have still not been transferred to the Senate by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

While most believe this is to gain some type of leverage over Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY), McConnell is refusing to budget, stating, “Their time is over.”

No Movement

Technically, the Senate does not have to wait for the articles to be transmitted to continue the impeachment process.

McConnell could very easily amend the existing Senate rule if he wanted to, but he has already told Pelosi the Senate does not even want the articles or the impeachment.

Rather than change the rules, though, McConnell is respecting the current Senate rule in place that does call for the article to be transmitted.

He has also stated that the House, no matter what Pelosi thinks, does not get to influence the rules in a Senate trial.

McConnell stated, “Their turn is over. They’ve done enough damage.

“It’s the Senate’s turn now to render sober judgment.”

The Standstill

At the heart of the debate is whether or not Democrats will be able to call witnesses in a Senate hearing.

Democrat Senator and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stands on historical precedent.

He stated, “Never, never in the history of our country has there been an impeachment trial in which the Senate was denied the ability to hear from witnesses, yet the Republican leader seems intent on violating that precedent and denying critical evidence to this body and to the American people.”

McConnell stands by the fact the Democrats never made a real and legitimate case for impeachment, so why waste more time?

Pelosi appears prepared to hold the articles until McConnell budges on this, but he seems to be ready to dig in for the long haul on this.

It should be noted, according to earlier reports, President Trump would prefer a full trial to clear his name.

While McConnell has said he will coordinate with the White House, clearly, he still differs on this specific aspect of the trial.

6 comments
  1. WHY SHOULD DEMOCRATS GET WITNESSES WHEN THEY DID NOT ALLOW REPUBLICANS WITNESSES??? SO NOW IT IS REPUBLICANS TURN TO HOLD THE SAME KIND OF TRIAL THAT THE DEMOS DID. IF THEY CAN WRITE THEIR OWN RULES, SO CAN WE. LET’S FIRE THEM ALL AND START OVER WITH A CLEAN SLATE ON BOTH SIDES.

  2. Trump 2020
    PALOSI and Schumer have nothing and every one of their impeachment witnesses has lied, SURELY AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE NOT STUPID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE NANCY PELOSI AND HER BAND OF AMERICAN HATERS.
    WATCH FOR JOHN KERRYS NAME TO COME UP SOON.
    JOHN KERRY IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN I. BED WITH IRAN.

  3. The time for democrats to call witnesses is over! The articles of impeachment have been approved by Dems in the House. Schumer is not due more investigation in the Senate. The Two Articles need to be sent to the Senate for assessment and a vote. Schumer is trying to cheat because the articles contain manufactured or circumstantial information. There are no facts. Pelosi and Schiff have no case.

  4. Screw the Demorats Senate should clear Trump and get this done with. The POS Demorats have been trying to IMPEACH Trump before he was ever sworn in all because he beat the Crooked Killery

  5. It is time the Democrates cease and dismiss their actions to REMOVE OUR PRESIDENT. THERE ARE REALLY BAD ACTORS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED FOR THE SAKE OF THE USA!

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