House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Fox&Friends on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate because she is “realizing how weak her case is.”
“Now we know they’re just not serious,” he said of the delay. Pelosi said she wanted assurances that a Senate trial would be “fair” before she moved to send the articles there, despite saying previously that impeachment was “urgent” and couldn’t wait.
“We know their case is not strong and now they just want to change the rules. … It just shows they have nothing on their agenda [besides impeachment],” McCarthy continued.
He also pointed out that the House did not have leverage over the Senate, just like the Senate did not have any over the House. The Constitution gives the Senate sole authority to try impeachments, but Pelosi is seeking to gain influence over the process.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said that he wants a fast trial and that President Donald Trump will be acquitted there.
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