Her hand forced, Nancy Pelosi agrees to send impeachment articles to the Senate

At long last, and very reluctantly, House speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to send the House's two articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.  The trial will be conducted on Mitch McConnell's terms. On Friday, Pelosi submitted a letter to Democrats stating her plans for the impeachment.  The letter opens by taking shots at Mitch McConnell for refusing to allow in the Senate the evidence the Democrats failed to adduce in the House.  She tries to justify the need for an evidentiary do-over in the Senate by alluding to "new" evidence that came to light after the most rushed impeachment proceedings in American history.  She then demands from the Senate an impartiality sadly lacking in the House.  (The full text of the letter is at the bottom of this post.) For all her huffing and puffing, Pelosi doesn't have a leg to stand on, and she knows it.  There's a doctrine in the law that goes by the...(Read Full Post)
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