The House will not send impeachment articles to the Senate until a fair trial is assured. So far, McConnell has refused to honor his oath of office and the Constitution and says he’ll kill an impeachment trial immediately. This House ploy calls his bluff. And congressional Republicans are foaming at the mouth in anger over it. Good.
And thoughts and prayers to Lindsey Graham, who is banging his rattle on the high chair about mean Nancy Pelosi. One only wonders what kompromat Trump and Russia have on Graham. IMHO McConnell and Graham will be lucky not to go to prison after this over and Trump has fallen or been defeated.
Make no mistake. One side will win here and the other will be crushed. Everything up until now has been prelude. It’s going to get completely insane. A badly damaged Trump, whose dementia is increasing, is going to snarl and attack way more than before. Being impeached has seriously damaged his malignant narcissist self-image, and he’s wounded now.
Now is the time to fight even harder. Trump must be destroyed politically. Nothing even remotely progressive can happen until he is.
Moments after a historic vote to impeach President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could at least temporarily withhold the articles from the Senate — a decision, she suggested, that could depend on how the other chamber chooses to conduct its trial on Trump’s removal.
“We cannot name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side,” she said, referring to the House “managers” who present the case for removal to the Senate. “So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us. So hopefully it will be fair. And when we see what that is, we’ll send our managers.”