nearvideo Mitch McConnell: Dems setting “toxic precedent’ with a predetermined party political result
Talk on impeachment, Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell house Democrats says lead to “the most unjust accusation request in modern history.”
Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the stage Thursday for a potentially bruising fight between the leadership of the two chambers on impeachment, as he tore into Nancy Pelosi for the “sloppy work” and said the Democrats are perhaps “too scared” to send the article to the Senate, after the speaker of the house of representatives abruptly instead of off on the transfer.
“This particular house of representatives has its partisans anger on this particular presidents, to create a toxic new precedent, to the echo, in the future,” McConnell said on the floor, accusing Democrats vote what to see in the “temptation” with her removal from office, while demanding, was their handling of the article in the subsequent period.
“Looks like the prosecutors get cold feet,” the Senate GOP leader thought for a moment.
McConnell’s remarks came the morning after house Democrats accuse the President of trump voted for the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in relation to its 25. July phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
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McConnell, lamented the trouble for the no Republicans voted as “one of the most rushed, least thorough, and the most unfair indictment request in modern history.” It builds on long-standing complaints by the Republicans, that the prosecution has flouted the rights of minorities came into the house, and that the Democrats have been followed, a result, you have predetermined before Trump was even sworn into office.
After McConnell spoke, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer shot back by the dismissal of the Republican claim that the indictment was purely voted in party politics than Democrats for him.
“Forgive me, the house Democrats can’t be held responsible for the cravenness of the house Republican Caucus and their blind loyalty to the President,” he said.
According to an indictment in the house, the article will normally be sent to the upper chamber for the impeachment proceedings. In the latest twist, Pelosi has indicated that she can not process send about the indictment, even-until she gets reassurances about the Senate.
“We will make a decision… as we go along,” Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday, adding that “we will see, what will be the process in the Senate.”
“We have continued to be traded,” Pelosi, repeatedly refusing to agree to the sending of the indictment to the Senate. “Now, you will understand what your responsibilities are, and we will see what that is.”
Pelosi insisted that the Republicans need to run would be to a fair trial, if the matter went to the Senate, without explaining what exactly she was looking for.
Pelosi then tried to clarify in a press conference on Thursday morning that their side is just waiting to see what will be the process in the Senate, so that you can choose your “Manager” for a trial that would essentially serve as prosecutors.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., insisted, in a separate explanatory notes that the Democrats are not “playing” will be transmitted with impeachment, and the article.
While the move could be a way to try to draw some concessions from McConnell, it is also speculation stirred that it could be to finish a game, a potentially harmful Senate study, in which the Republican-dominated chamber was able to call witnesses such as former Vice-President Joe Biden, whose son Hunter, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Such a scenario is unlikely, however, would also trump with an awkward status quo, in which he is accused, but can not claim relief in a Senate trial, where he was widely expected to win saying free. However, it also risks impeachment into 2020, as well as some polls show the public souring on the process.
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McConnell accused Pelosi suggesting, “the house Democrats may be too afraid … to even their shoddy work product, to the Senate.”
Calling the development “strange”, he said, Democrats stressed the urgency of the process now, it seems, “content to sit on their hands.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., was even more fiery, with the statement on Twitter, “If House refuse, Dems charge to send the font to the Senate for trial, it would be a stunning violation of the Constitution, an act of political cowardice, and basically unfair to President @realdonaldTrump.”
But, as Pelosi voices concerns about a “fair trial”, McConnell, made it clear that he wants the Senate to speak freely, as a statement against the impeachment article, he complained, as constitutionally groundless.
“If the Senate of this historically low gives bar, we invite the dismissal of any future President,” he said on Thursday.
McConnell is not expected to meet any delay with Schumer but in the house could refuse to McConnell, you give to meet with Schumer, the excuse that there is no article, the discuss for you to, since they were not transferred. Schumer, asked in his speech whether McConnell would not choose to call witnesses for the Senate study, in reference to speculation that the Senate dismissed the Republicans move, the case against Trump immediately.
“Is the leader, McConnell, will break precedent, strongarm his group in this, the first Senate impeachment trial of the President in the story belongs to, no –, no — witnesses?” Schumer said.
Trump, meanwhile, the “do nothing attacked Democrats” want to do “nothing” with the impeachment articles.
“I was Accused, last night, without a Republican vote cast with the Do Nothing Dems on the continuation of the largest witch hunt in American history,” he tweeted. “Now Nothing to Do, y want Nothing to Do with the surplus, and not deliver it to the Senate, but it is the Senate, the call!”
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In his remarks, McConnell said that the Senate is the duty of the Situation of matters as grave as impeachment, and the nation give a certain degree of stability.
“The farmers built to keep the Senate is to ensure the stability … partisan passions literally boiling over,” he said. “The Senate is for moments like this.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Brooke Singman and Gregg Re contributed to this report.