Speaker of the House and California representative Nancy Pelosi just issued the following insulting and arrogant statement on impeachment:
“In December, the House upheld its Constitutional duty to defend democracy For The People, honoring the vision of our Founders for a Republic. In an impeachment trial, every U.S. Senator is required to take an oath to ‘do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.’
“For several months, the House has subpoenaed documents and witnesses which the President stonewalled. These cases are now in the courts. While the House nevertheless was able to obtain compelling evidence of impeachable conduct, Leader McConnell knows full well that the President’s obstruction of the House impeachment inquiry is unprecedented and in defiance of our system of checks and balances.
“Today, Leader McConnell made clear that he will feebly comply with President Trump’s cover-up of his abuses of power and be an accomplice to that cover-up.
“Leader McConnell is doubling down on his violation of his oath, even after the exposure of new, deeply incriminating documents this week which provide further evidence of what we know: President Trump abused the power of his office for personal, political gain.
“The American people deserve the truth. Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or the Constitution. The GOP Senate must immediately proceed in a manner worthy of the Constitution and in light of the gravity of the President’s unprecedented abuses. No one is above the law, not even the President.”
This is of course dumber than dirt.
Nancy Pelosi runs the House of Representatives currently. She has no leverage over the Senate.
And as Mitch McConnell said earlier today, the House just passed the most unfair impeachment in American history, so it’s rich for Pelosi to demand the Senate hold what she calls a fair trial.
This article originally appeared at The Federalist Papers and was republished with permission.
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Dean James at Right Wing Tribune