Scalise calls on Pelosi to keep impeachment-article: “It is our duty to turn it over’

in the vicinityVideoRep. Steve Scalise on impeachment impasse on Capitol Hill

House minority whip Steve Scalise joins Mike Emanuel on ” Fox News Sunday.’

House Minority Whip REP. Steve Scalise, R-La., lobbed criticism at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about his decision to delay, send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for trial, although the house approval, that you are more than a week ago.

Scalise claimed that Pelosi has the power to manipulate the impeachment process, and that their actions show a weakness in the case against the President.


“It is our duty to turn it over,” Scalise told “Fox News Sunday,” the add, “It is, as some mechanisms that you can control.” He said that the house is completed, your role in the process-and now the Senate, be allowed theirs to do.

“It is not their role, go over to the Senate,” Scalise said. “You have to run for the Senate, whether she wants to be a Senator, but the house has a role, the Senate has a role. It is time for the Senate to do their job.”


Scalise expressed confidence that once the case does go to the Senate, it will be a fair process, he believes, lead to an acquittal. He accused the Democrats know that their position was flawed, but the forward anyway for political purposes.

“You had to think a weak case, I, you know, they had a weak case,” Scalise said, “and yet, you always wanted to be important still charges the President to certify that their radical base. That’s what the was about from the beginning.”

Host Mike Emanuel, educated as the President Trump the name of a person that some believe that the whistleblower whose anonymous complaint about Trump is July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to the indictment. have retweeted When asked whether he had claimed to be a problem with Trump Retweets this, Scalise, that the person was not a true whistleblower because “they saw never a crime” and “had a political vendetta” against Trump.

“Yes, the whistleblower absolutely should be known and testify,” he said.


Earlier in the program, Scalise addressed, the rise in anti-Semitic violence in the country, to see in recent weeks, with Saturday night to celebrate the stabbing of five people at a New York rabbi’s home during a Hannukah.

“It is really alarming and we see growing anti-Semitism. It is something that we all need to speak out against – people of all faiths,” he said. “I believe our response must be quick and direct, that anti-Semitism is wrong.”

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