Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is clearly fed up with Nancy Pelosi’s brazen efforts to dictate the rules in the upper chamber of Congress.
In remarks delivered on Friday, the Kentucky Republican blasted Madame Speaker’s power play as a “fantasy” and a “non-starter” in slamming the door on her perception of having influence outside of her domain.
McConnell ripped Pelosi’s sitting on the two articles of impeachment that Democrats celebrated before Christmas and sent a clear message that if and when she performs her constitutional duty, that the adults will assume control of the process.
As McConnell put it – their turn is over and they’ve done enough damage.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking from the chamber’s floor Friday, rejected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s efforts to shape a pending impeachment trial as “fantasy”—leaving the process at a standstill as lawmakers return from the holiday recess.
“Their turn is over. They’ve done enough damage. It’s the Senate’s turn now to render sober judgment,” McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor.
But he stressed that the chamber cannot hold a trial unless and until the House of Representatives transmits the two articles of impeachment adopted last month, accusing President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress pertaining to his dealings with Ukraine. Pelosi, D-Calif., has held onto them in a bid to seek favorable terms for a trial, including the involvement of certain Democrat-sought witnesses.
McConnell called Pelosi’s effort to “hand-design” the proceedings in the Senate a “non-starter” and a “fantasy.”
This comes after weeks of having his character attacked by an unscrupulous and vicious media and signals that the new year will be marked by intensifying tensions between the two leaders.
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