Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi officially invited President Trump to deliver his State of the Union Address Friday afternoon; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown just weeks after passing Articles of Impeachment.
“In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 in the Chamber of the US House of Representatives,” said Pelosi in a letter.
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) December 20, 2019
Nancy Pelosi’s recent strategy of withholding Articles of Impeachment from reaching the Senate hit a legal snag Friday, with analysts saying President Trump isn’t officially “impeached” until she transmits the documents.
“Pelosi, D-Calif., is apparently using the delay as leverage to extract favorable terms for a Senate trial. But Noah Feldman wrote for Bloomberg that an ‘indefinite delay’ would pose a ‘serious problem’—as impeachment only technically happens when the articles are transmitted to the Senate,” reports Fox News.
“Both parts are necessary to make an impeachment under the Constitution: The House must actually send the articles and send managers to the Senate to prosecute the impeachment. And the Senate must actually hold a trial,” Feldman wrote.
“If the House does not communicate its impeachment to the Senate, it hasn’t actually impeached the president,” he continued. “If the articles are not transmitted, Trump could legitimately say he wasn’t truly impeached at all.”
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'FANTASYLAND': McConnell Says It’s ‘Inconceivable’ 67 Senators Will Vote to Remove Trump
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw more cold-water on the Democrats’ impeachment frenzy Tuesday; saying “it’s inconceivable” that 67 Senators will vote to remove President Trump from office.
“It’s inconceivable to me that it would be 67 votes to remove the president from office,” McConnell told reporters during the third day of the public impeachment inquiry.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "It's inconceivable to me that it would be 67 votes to remove the president from office." pic.twitter.com/KeSKGWzhW7
— The Hill (@thehill) November 19, 2019
McConnell made similar comments last week.
“I can’t imagine a scenario under which President Trump would be removed from office with 67 votes in the Senate,” McConnell told USA Today.
“Nothing is happening because House Democrats seized with Trump derangement syndrome are consumed with this argument with the president,” he said.
McConnell made similar comments last week; telling reporters “I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end. If it were today, I don’t think there’s any question it would not lead to a removal.”
Meanwhile, House Democrats refuse to commit to a formal timeline of their investigation into the President’s dealings with Ukraine.
“I haven’t had a lot of time to pay attention to the president’s tweets and the legal implications of them. I just think that was totally wrong and inappropriate and typical of the president,” Pelosi told CBS News.
“I have no idea,” she responded when asked if the process could drag-on into 2020.
AMERICA REACTS: Trump Campaign Raises $5 MILLION On Day of Pelosi’s Impeachment Vote
President Trump’s re-election campaign raked-in big bucks on the same day Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats impeached the Chief Executive; taking-in more than $5 million in campaign contributions.
“Incredible fundraising numbers! .@realDonaldTrump has raised over 5M dollars (still growing) today as Americans use their wallet to show support against @SpeakerPelosi’s impeachment hoax! Click the link below to help defend Trump!” posted Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.
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— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) December 19, 2019
“The Republican National Committee (RNC) also brought in record fundraising numbers, raising $20.6 million in the month of November, according to Federal Election Commission data obtained by Fox News,” reports the New York Post.
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Source: New York Post