U.S. President Donald Trump checks time prior to a dinner of leaders at the Art and History Museum at the Park Cinquantenaire in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gathered in Brussels Wednesday for a two-day summit to discuss Russia, Iraq and their mission in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)
How about a little bit of “Turnabout’s fair play”?
On Friday, in response to Nancy Pelosi withholding articles of impeachment from the GOP-controlled Senate, Donald Trump decided to fight fire.
According to the President, the Speaker of the House should be impeached.
Nancy’s holding onto the articles ’cause she’s concerned a trial in the other chamber may be…brace yourself…biased and political.
Yes — partisan.
Personally, I don’t understand why she’s fighting so hard for the future — according to Pelosi, when the Republican tax plan passed last year, that was “Armageddon” (watch her literally proclaim that exact thing here).
I ask: Once you’ve passed Armageddon, why bother?
Trump has a question, too:
Nancy Pelosi is looking for a Quid Pro Quo with the Senate. Why aren’t we Impeaching her?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019
The way Nancy sees it, there’s collusion afoot — between the White House and Senate members of the President’s party. So, following the House’s approval of two articles, why should she let go?
Here’s the LA Times from Thursday:
On Wednesday night, Pelosi questioned why Democrats should participate in a Senate trial without knowing the ground rules given McConnell’s claim last week that he is “taking my cues” from the White House in shaping the trial.
Pelosi said she would not name the House “managers,” Democratic lawmakers who will present evidence to the Senate, until it’s clear how the trial will be conducted.
“So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” she said. “But right now, the President is impeached.”
Yet, there’s more to be done.
Pelosi’s comments, which echo suggestions raised by other Democrats throughout the day, inject new uncertainty into the impeachment timetable and send the House and Senate lurching toward a potential institutional crisis. Though the House adopted two articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of congressional investigations, it must pass a second resolution formally naming impeachment managers to present the case in the Senate. That second vehicle triggers the official transmission of articles to the Senate.
This time, the Democrats — who moved against the President (with the exception of 3) along party lines — are decrying the possibility that the Senate may stand with him in that very same manner.
Therefore, another tie-up.
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