Now that they’ve passed an impeachment bill, Democrats are slow-walking the process in a bid to secure procedural guarantees from Senate Republicans on how the trial will unfold.
By refusing to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Pelosi is asserting the primacy of the Democrat-controlled House over the GOP-led Senate.
If the Democrats impeach Trump but refuse to send the bill to the Senate for trial, it will be an abject, laughable surrender.
I am concerned with long-term consequences: the Senate’s ability to protect the rights of those with minority viewpoints, and to check an unruly majority and an overly empowered executive.
Filibustering nominations has long been considered illegitimate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should move now, before Trump’s inauguration.
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