Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addressed her colleagues Wednesday as lawmakers prepped a vote on whether to send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate; saying she’s “concerned that all roads lead to Russia.”
“Most American would think that voters in America should decide who our President is. Not Vladimir Putin and Russia deciding who our President is. I’m very concerned, that in all of this… That all roads lead to Russia, all roads lead to Putin,” said Pelosi on the House floor.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 15, 2020
Pelosi held a press briefing Wednesday morning; naming the “managers” who will pitch the Democrats’ impeachment case before the US Senate during next week’s trial.
“The House managers include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who led much of the impeachment inquiry out of his committee with dramatic hearings to develop the case against the president and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., whose panel drafted the articles of impeachment,” reports Fox News. “Pelosi also tapped House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; Wisconsin Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo.; Val Demings, D-Fla.; Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas; and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.”
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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.
‘YOUR TURN IS OVER’: McConnell Tells House Democrats to Stop ‘Haggling’ on Impeachment
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ripped House Democrats latest impeachment fantasy Wednesday; saying Nancy Pelosi’s “turn is over” and there will be “no haggling” on the Senate’s procedural rules.
“There will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure,” said McConnell, R-Ky. “We will not cede our authority to try this impeachment. The House Democrats’ turn is over.”“Sadly, Leader McConnell has made clear that his loyalty is to the President and not the Constitution,” Pelosi wrote to colleagues late Tuesday. She said the process he is outlining “is not only unfair but designed to deprive Senators and the American people of crucial documents and testimony.″
“We have the votes,” McConnell told reporters, adding the Senate will use similar guidelines employed during the Impeachment trial of former President Bill Clinton.
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Source: Associated Press