Late last night, after two articles of impeachment against President Trump were passed by the House of Representatives, a strange new plot twist seemed to emerge.
For months now, two things were readily apparent: Donald Trump would be impeached by the House, and he would then be acquitted by the Senate thanks to the GOP’s control over the higher chamber. This reality shoved the entire spectacle into the realm of pure showmanship, and prompted a great deal of Americans to simply tune out completely.
Then, something strange occurred when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to suggest that she could essentially hold the articles of impeachment hostage until such a time as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to certain terms for the coming trial in Senate.
McConnell was truly peeved at the possibility, and responded in kind.
Mitch McConnell threatened on Thursday to cancel Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate if ‘scared’ Nancy Pelosi refuses to send him the formal articles of impeachment that Democrats passed Wednesday night.
The Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority leader went to war over next steps in the impeachment process, with Pelosi slamming McConnell as a ‘rogue leader’—and he blasted her indictment of the president as ‘slapdash’ and ‘unfair.’
The dispute exploded into the open the morning after Democrats voted to impeach Trump, with the president bragging he coulld prevaIl by ‘default.’
‘If the Do Nothing Democrats decide, in their great wisdom, not to show up, they would lose by Default!,’ Trump argued on Twitter of his upcoming Senate trial, which is now in doubt.
Such a move would be completely unprecedented, but, then again, what hasn’t been during this tumultuous time?
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