‘Seems nuts’: Byron York questions why Pelosi might delay articles of impeachment to Senate

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York questioned the possibility that the House could refuse to transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate.

Shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi banged her gavel announcing the vote tallies on the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, there was speculation that she would delay delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate, prompting many questions about why Democrats would have rushed through the process only to put on the brakes now.

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“This seems nuts,” York tweeted Wednesday, wondering, “How do Democrats impeach and withhold when they’ve been telling everybody Trump must be removed right now because he poses an immediate threat to our elections?”

According to Politico:

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.

By delaying passage of that resolution, Pelosi and top Democrats retain control of the articles and hope to put pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to adopt trial procedures they consider bipartisan.


House Democrats have run a fatally flawed process with fake facts, and now they want to deny the President his day in court with another procedural maneuver that proves anew they have no case,” Trump’s liaison to Congress, Eric Ueland, said.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer had also indicated that a delay would put pressure on McConnell, citing an op-ed by constitutional lawyer Laurence Tribe.

York’s line of questions sparked much discussion on Twitter on the “bizarre” actions by Democrats.


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