Pelosi delays delivery of impeachment articles to Senate as Trump demands "immediate trial"

by Adam Ford · Dec 20th, 2019 1:09 pm

The House of Representatives adjourned for Christmas break Thursday without sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial, in a move widely seen as a tactic by Pelosi to delay or deny President Trump the vindication of acquittal in the Senate.

Meanwhile, the president took to Twitter to blast the Democrats for their strategy and to demand an "immediate trial":

Trump also shared his belief that the Dems' "case is so bad that they don't even want to go to trial":

Laying out his thoughts about specifically why the Democrats were delaying sending the articles to the Senate, Trump said that the opposing party does not want Adam Schiff, the whistleblowers, or the Bidens to have to testify:

Sen. Lindsey Graham, after meeting with the president, told Fox News:

"[Trump] is demanding his day in court. I just left President Trump. He's mad as h*ll that they would do this to him and now deny him his day in court."

In another plot twist, one of the Democrats' own impeachment witnesses who is a Harvard law professor came out Friday and said that the president is not officially impeached if the articles are never sent to the Senate:

"If the House does not communicate its impeachment to the Senate, it hasn't actually impeached the president. If the articles are not transmitted, Trump could legitimately say he wasn't truly impeached at all."

Congress returns from recess on January 7.


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