Pelosi will not say if she will send articles of impeachment to Senate

by Daniel Payne · Dec 19th, 2019 3:17 pm

Last Updated Dec 19th, 2019 at 3:53 pm

The day after leading a successful effort to impeach President Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is refusing to say whether she will send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate for a trial.

"We'll see what happens over there," Pelosi said Wednesday night of the upper chamber of the U.S. Capitol. Republicans have a majority in the Senate and are expected to quickly acquit Trump of any wrongdoing once the trial commences.

Democrats have urged their leadership in the House to withhold the articles until the Senate agrees to trial terms set out by Democrats. Pelosi implied on Thursday that there was a "rogue leader" in the Senate, presumably a reference to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McConnell said last week that there was "no chance" the Senate would remove President Trump from office.

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