House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Claims Republicans Will Pay a Price For Denying Impeachment Witnesses

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said House Democrats
will determine on Tuesday when to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald
Trump to the Senate and warned that Republicans will pay a political price for denying a trial
with witnesses. Pelosi, speaking on Sunday on ABC’s “This
Week” program, said her caucus at a regular meeting on Tuesday morning would vote on the
timing of sending articles of impeachment to the Senate and naming trial managers in
the House. “I have always said I would send them over. So there shouldn’t be any mystery to that,”
Pelosi said. Pelosi has delayed delivery of the charges
for weeks to compel Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to agree to include new witness
testimony and evidence about Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to probe former Vice President
Joe Biden, a leading Democrat running for the nomination to face Trump in the November
election. Her gambit appeared to fail as McConnell slammed
the door on that idea last week, saying he had enough Republican votes to start the trial
without a commitment to hear from additional witnesses, including former Trump national
security adviser John Bolton. Bolton has said he would be willing to testify
if subpoenaed by the Senate. Pelosi insisted her delay helped make American
voters aware of the need for a “fair trial” with witness testimony and evidence. If McConnell continues to block such proceedings,
Republicans would pay a political price. “I think that he will be accountable to
the American people for that,” Pelosi said. The Senate, where Trump’s Republican party
holds a majority, is widely expected to acquit Trump of the charges, as no Republicans have
voiced support for ousting him, a step that would require a two-thirds majority. Nonetheless, Democrats want a longer trial
that turns up more information about Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr
Zelenskiy to open a Biden probe, including a July 25 phone call between the leaders. As the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign heats
up, they believe this will turn some voters against Trump. The Democratic-controlled House, in a party-line
vote, impeached Trump on Dec. 18 on charges of abusing power and obstructing Congress. Trump says he did nothing wrong and has dismissed
his impeachment as a partisan bid to undo his 2016 election win. Trump sent several tweets on Sunday criticizing
Pelosi and the Democratic-led impeachment effort. “This phony Impeachment Hoax should not
even be allowed to proceed. Did NOTHING wrong. Just a partisan vote. Zero Republicans. Never happened before!” Trump said on Twitter.

2 Replies to “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Claims Republicans Will Pay a Price For Denying Impeachment Witnesses


  2. It's okay Nancy you did what you could. Apparently the Republicans up for reelection either plan on losing or have a major cheating scheme planned. But they are Republicans and nothing short of currupt politicians will be expected.

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