Currents News Staff
The House vote on Dec. 18 was just the beginning. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn to take up the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
But with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing to commit to when she will hand the articles of impeachment over to the Senate, things could hit a stalemate.
A Washington staredown between both chambers of Congress has the presidency of Donald Trump on the line.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has two articles of impeachment that passed the House last night: one for abuse of power, the other for obstruction of Congress.
“They happen to have a small majority, and they took that small majority,” explained Trump. “I don’t feel like I’m being impeached, because it’s a hoax.”
The next step: transferring those articles to the Senate, where President Trump will be tried.
Pelosi says she wants assurances that the trial will be a fair one, and Majority Leader Mitch McConell has indicated that he has already made up his mind
“This particular House of Representatives has let its partisan rage at this particular president create a toxic new precedent,” he said.
Other top members of the GOP are backing him.
“If there’s a witness request by anybody, I’m going to say no,” said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
An announcement from Pelosi on the “impeachment managers’, who will be prosecuting the case in the Senate, is expected.
But until that happens, all Washington and the White House can do is wait.