Pelosi Says Articles of Impeachment May Not Be Sent to the Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gavels as the House votes 232-196 to pass resolution on impeachment procedure to move forward into the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The resolution would authorize the next stage of impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, including establishing the format for open hearings, giving the House Committee on the Judiciary the final recommendation on impeachment, and allowing President Trump and his lawyers to attend events and question witnesses. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

Charlie Three Wives gives his approval:

What happens next is anyone’s guess. Clearly, what Pelosi is contemplating is trying to make the very political affiliation of the GOP an issue and try to browbeat McConnell into letting the Democrats run things. Friends who are much more familiar with Senate operations than me tell me there is no formal transmittal process to send the Articles to the Senate, that this is all Laurence Tribe pleasuring himself in public as the Democrats applaud and that the Senate can “deem” the Articles as having been transmitted. If Pelosi does withhold the Articles of Impeachment, the politics of it wall will be interesting and the outcome will boil down to who is the more stubborn between Pelosi and McConnell.

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