Pelosi is prepared to introduce a resolution next week to appoint managers and transmit Articles of Impeachment to the Senate.
If you want to know her strategy and goal these past few weeks, Schumer laid it all out.
"If the Speaker had sent the Article of Impeachment over to the Senate immediately. . . Senate Republicans could have moved to dismiss the articles. There was a lot of talk about that. . ."
Instead, over the past few weeks, McConnell was prevented from doing that.
Because McConnell was unable to “stampede through a trial over Christmas” the country has focussed on witnesses and documents.
Now GOP senators understand that a "truncated trial will play badly at home."
He says “we will decide later.”
"We all know McConnell has no interest in witnesses and documents."
The Democrats intend to keep pressuring for witnesses and documents.
“Just the facts,” Schumer says.
Instead of waiting many months for the courts to decide whether witnesses must obey subpoenas, the House opted to call these witnesses at a trial.
Everyone knows that's what trials are for.
Moreover, during the past three weeks, Trump made some serious blunders. [Understatement!]
Also over the past three weeks, Trump’s approval on the 538 aggregate slipped.
Yes, it matters. Senators are elected officials.
Interesting note about the timing of the trial: Trump may end up giving his State of the Union Address during his Senate Impeachment trial.
I wonder if Pelosi considered that 🤔
If Trump blocks witnesses and testimony in the trial, he proves the case for Article II, Obstruction of Justice.
The Republicans will probably still acquit, but they'll look absurd.
The Senate is also "Congress" so the point still holds.
I integrated a few other tweets from this morning.
The reason: Removing Trump has always been a long shot, and even if it happens, removing Trump isn't enough to save democracy.
Trump is the symptom of a party gone off the rails.
💠We have enough documents and witnesses to prove Trump's guilt.
💠But because Trump obstructed Congress, we don't have the full truth.
The Americans deserve the full truth.