Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is reportedly breaking away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on matters of impeachment. Pelosi is withholding the articles of impeachment already passed in the House of Representatives and refuses to transmit the articles to the Senate for trial.
According to Bloomberg News reporter Laura Litvan, Feinstein said it is time that Pelosi send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
“If we’re going to do it, she should send them over. I don’t see what good delay does,” Feinstein said.
Dianne Feinstein says it’s time for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to send the impeachment articles to the Senate.
“If we’re going to do it, she should send them over,” the California Democrat said. “I don’t see what good delay does.”
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) January 8, 2020
Other Senate Democrats are joining Feinstein in her calls against Pelosi’s decision to withhold the articles.
According to Vox Senior Political Correspondent Andrew Prokop, Senators Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., agree it is time Pelosi send the articles to the Senate.
“I think the time has past. [Pelosi] should send the articles over,” Murphy said.
Several Senate Ds now saying Pelosi should send the articles of impeachment over — Murphy, Manchin, Blumenthal, Feinstein pic.twitter.com/guNaAq7eei
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) January 8, 2020
Similar comments were made from both Manchin and Blumenthal.
“I think it needs to start, I really do. I can’t tell the House how to do their business. I would never try to tell Speaker Pelosi,” Manchin said.
“We are reaching a point where the articles of impeachment should be sent,” said Blumenthal.
Withholding these articles is no longer a viable strategy for House Democrats or Speaker Pelosi. This ridiculous, partisan scheme on Pelosi’s end is finally being called out by Senate Democrats who actually see her move as an unnecessary partisan game.