Skip to comments.McConnell rips Pelosi for impeachment delay, says Dems ‘afraid’ to transmit ‘shoddy’ articles
Posted on 12/19/2019 8:18:17 AM PST by libstripper
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the stage Thursday for a potentially bruising fight between the leadership of the two chambers over impeachment, as he tore into Nancy Pelosi for shoddy work and said Democrats may be too afraid to send the articles to the Senate after the House speaker abruptly held off on transmitting them.
This particular House of Representatives has let its partisan rage at this particular president create a toxic new precedent that will echo well into the future, McConnell said on the floor, accusing Democrats of giving in to "temptation" with their impeachment vote while challenging their handling of the articles in the aftermath.
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Doesn’t everyone think this is a crazy moved by the democrats? I think the American people will totally reject this it’s just preposterous. To say that this cheapens impeachment is the understatement of the century. If you need to impeach the president then impeach him don’t say we impeached him but we think will hold on to it until democrats take over the senate some day. This is totally exposed as nothing but partisan and also it exposes their attitude that in their minds no one matters but democrats they really despise any other Americans.
I don’t know what the procedure here is but Mitch has to find a way to wrangle this or this will give Pelosi an out. She said she isn’t transmitting until she is assured of fair procedure. Then she got testy and refused to answer any more questions on it.
Excellent speech by McConnell. It looks to me like he is setting up a “dismissal resolution”. And he made excellent points. The HOUSE could become totally dominant if they start sending impeachment articles to the Senate once a week or so ... and they could (and probably would do that). Remember, once those “hit” the Senate, the Constitution states all legislation STOPS to take care of the articles. The House could SHUT DOWN the Senate. I think the key is the lack of “bipartisan” support in the House. If 30 or 40 Republicans would have voted for this, then there might be a reason for a trial ... but a party-line vote is just a bunch of children acting out. Dismiss it, Mitch!
What’s REALLY going on here? Republicans discovered they have a spine? Hallelujah! Courage is contagious. Thank you, President Trump for infecting your fellow Republicans.
There is a means to deal with a shoddy, overzealous and nonsensical impeachment. It’s called THE NEXT ELECTION. People are really sick of this crap, I hear it from friends, relatives and clients with many of them apolitical or left leaning.
I never was a big Mitch fan but he wrote a speech that was very statesman like.
No you are wrong. The Democrats have made up their mind. They do not need fact since apparently they are the only people in the world that can read minds.
You can dig up all the facts you like and they will ignore them because they KNOW better than everyone else.
They have started it and it is now on!!!
Nancy will hold these articles for years then, always threatening "Just need a Majority in the Senate and these impeachment articles will go through.
“I dont know what the procedure here is but Mitch has to find a way to wrangle this or this will give Pelosi an out”.
No, he doesn’t. Let her twist in the wind and shrivel up.
The senate isn’t going to accept these illegitimate and unacceptable articles of Impeachment. He said as much this morning.
OK Mitch you’ve said your piece. (Nice cover for yourself) Now retract back into your comfy shell. Thanks for standing up for your fellow citizens throughout the years. You and the Mrs. have been well fed by the citizens of the republic.
Turtles aren’t aggressive ALERT!
So, legally speaking...what happens now if they choose to withhold the Articles they passed? Can Trump take them to court? Seems unlikely because of separation of powers. if the process of a trial hasn’t begun, Trump can’t take them to court for legislation they pass in the House.
But if they lose the House in November, can the House GOP vote to nullify the “shampeachment”?? I’d like to know what options there are from anyone who knows what the legal moves are which would be pursued.
Pelosi is trying to distract from Dem. corruption. Billions and Billions in deficit spending and illegals crossing the border while Democrats waste tax payer’s money.
But, what if the Senate wants to see the House's Articles of Impeachment before writing the Senate's procedures and rules that Nancy so desperately wants to see?
Sounds like a classic stand-off....or dare we say quid pro quo?
Nancy is therefore guilty of "Obstruction of Senate" which is a crime I just made up out of whole cloth just like the 2nd Article of Impeachment.
Mitch is nicknamed the “Murder Turtle” for a good reason. Now Pelousy and the DemonShits are learning why.
I want conspiracy to commit sedition
tried in military tribunals
but i want it
Nancy will hold these articles for years then, always threatening “Just need a Majority in the Senate and these impeachment articles will go through.
No, she won’t because McConnell is already stating that these Articles of Impeachment are Illegitimate and Unacceptable for a senate trial. The formal language is coming.
Mitch is doing fine lately. I see no reason to engage in a slam against him at this time.
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