DENIED: McConnell Rejects Pelosi’s Request

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebuffed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demands for him to immediately sketch out the procedure for President Trump’s impeachment trial, dragging out the stalemate between the two congressional leaders and leaving no end in sight.

McConnell (R-KY) has already rounded up the votes to move the trial forward without Democratic votes in the Senate.  And in a speech on Wednesday morning responding to Pelosi’s (D-CA) refusal to transmit the articles to the senate, McConnell said “there will be no haggling” with the House over the contours of the trial.

Pelosi has held the articles of impeachment since December, hoping to force McConnell to the negotiating table.  But, some Democratic Senators are now calling on Pelosi to send over The Articles of Impeachment.  Some of these lawmakers say the party has little to gain from further delays after GOP’S McConnell rejects call for new witnesses.

McConnell is unmoved and says the Senate will address all these questions at the appropriate time.  “And that is for the Senate, and the Senate only to decide, Period,” McConnell said.

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