Pelosi Threatens to Delay Sending Impeachment Articles to Senate

Following the post-impeachment vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened to delay sending the impeachment articles to the Senate.

Pelosi cited the need for her fellow House members to see exactly what “looks fair to us.”

Normally after impeachment in the House of Representatives, the impeachment articles are sent to the Senate for an impeachment trial but that’s not the case under Speaker Pelosi.

Politico reports:

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“So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” Pelosi told reporters at a news conference just moments after the House charged Trump with abuse of power and obstructing congressional investigations. “That would’ve been our intention, but we’ll see what happens over there.”

During Speaker Pelosi’s weekly press conference on Thursday, she got defensive when asked several times why she was holding up the process to send the impeachment articles to the Senate and refused to answer questions on the topic.

Fox News reports:

But as reporters continued to pepper her with questions on the subject, the speaker responded, “I said what I was going to say.” She later asked if anyone had questions about other issues such as the “SALT tax,” stating, “I’m not going to answer any more questions on this.”

President Trump commented on Pelosi delaying the process saying “she is afraid to present it to the Senate.”

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham raised the question “why the silence now?”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Pelosi is too “embarrassed” about the impeachment failure and “is admitting defeat.”

Democrats were in a rush to impeach President Trump but Pelosi’s stall tactic to delay sending the impeachment articles to the Senate further exposes their partisan political agenda.