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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended its decision to hold off on sending impeachment articles to the Senate, calling Mitch McConnell a “rogue leader” in an unusual press conference where they repeatedly tried to shut down questions about the impeachment process hazards.
Pelosi spoke with reporters after the Democrats passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump in a Wednesday night vote. She said the house would finally,. the article to send on to the upper chamber, but insisted, to determine it to be in the Senate, how the process develops forward
“The next thing will be for us, if we set the process that would be in the Senate, and then we will know the number of managers, can we have to go forward, and whom we choose,” said Pelosi in a Thursday morning press conference.
According to an indictment in the house, the article will normally be sent to the upper chamber for the impeachment, but Pelosi signaled that the house waits for the Senate will, like Trump, a sample is carried out before you determine your next steps, such as the expulsion of the charge-Manager represented the inside.
Earlier Thursday morning, Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said, the Democrats are perhaps “afraid” is sending the indictment to the Senate after the speaker of the house of representatives abruptly instead of off on the transfer.
“Looks like the prosecutors get cold feet,” the Senate GOP leader thought for a moment.
McConnell also criticized the prosecution in the speech in the Senate, called it “a rushed and manipulated investigation.”
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On Sunday, the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, had requested that the Senate the question of the duty to testify for documents and witnesses, says still, while the house of the indictment request. McConnell responded by stating that the house would have more thoroughly, and it was not the Senate, to do the role, the house of the “homework” for you.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.