Talk about your quid pro quos. After ramrodding through the tissue-thin impeachment articles in the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now threatening to withhold the Democrats’ case unless she can dictate the terms of the Senate trial. The Majority Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, hasn’t weighed in on Pelosi’s plan to take over his domain.
Pelosi, Congressman Adam Schiff, and Senator Chris Van Hollen have now all floated the idea of freezing the House vote where it is and not sending the impeachment articles to the U.S. Senate, where President Trump would undoubtedly go down in history as being vindicated.
Pelosi said, “So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us” and vowed to withhold naming the House Managers (the prosecutors) of the impeachment case until McConnell gives her the kind of “fair trial” that she demands: