Pelosi Delays Sending Articles of Impeachment to Senate Causing Political Backlash

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to hold on to the articles of impeachment and not send them to the Senate for a trial is dominating the political news.

Following the post-impeachment vote, Pelosi threatened to delay sending the impeachment articles to the Senate, citing the need for her fellow House members to see exactly what “looks fair to us.”

Pelosi’s decision dominated politics over the weekend including the Sunday morning talk shows.

On ABC News’ “This Week,” Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) called Pelosi’s decision “bizarre.”

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Pelosi is “taking a wrecking ball to the Constitution,” on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss Pelosi and said, “I think this is a sign of weakness.”

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) defended Pelosi and justified her action on Twitter, saying her decision is “driving Trump and Republicans crazy.”

Illinois Democrat Senator Dick Durbin appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and criticized Senators who have already stated their voting intention before the trial in the Senate.

Not all Democrat Senators are on board with the articles of impeachment against President Trump and Pelosi stalling to send them to the Senate.

Alabama Senator Doug Jones appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” and discussed the impeachment saying he’s “trying to see if the dots get connected,” and discussed the consequences to his political career.

President Trump criticized Pelosi in a tweet.

Over the weekend, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz was on the road and spoke with voters in key states about impeachment with one voter saying, “I think he’s getting railroaded.”

Pelosi’s decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate will keep the topic in the news cycle and serve as a constant reminder to voters that Democrats are putting politics before Americans.