Pelosi Delays Sending Articles of Impeachment to Senate

Following the post-impeachment vote against President Trump in December, House Speaker Nancy 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.”

With Congress back in session in the new year, Pelosi is showing no signs of delivering the impeachment articles.

Speaker Pelosi and Washington Representative Pramila Jayapal commented on social media demanding the testimony of “key witnesses.”

Other House Democrats also weighed in on social media.

California Representative and Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters criticized President Trump on Twitter and at one point said, “Trump is guilty as hell.”

Senate Republicans called out Speaker Pelosi.

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson called Pelosi’s decision “bizzare.”

The Washington Times reports:

“I don’t know what Nancy Pelosi is doing,” Johnson said. “To me, her strategy seems totally bizarre. What I hope is this week, our conference comes together. I don’t think we should let Nancy Pelosi run the Senate.”

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News, “I find it a political stunt for Pelosi to not send articles over.”

President Trump commented on Graham’s appearance and called the impeachment a “great scam” and “political hoax.”

Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told Fox News, “This was an unconstitutional impeachment.”

While the House has the power to impeach a president, it’s not the House’s role to dictate how the Senate should proceed.

By delaying the articles of impeachment, Pelosi is exposing Democrats’ weak impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against President Trump.