Donald Trump is ‘impeached for life,’ Nancy Pelosi says, no matter what Senate Republicans do next

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Donald Trump is “impeached for life,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning. That’s not something Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can protect Trump from, even if he prevents a fair impeachment trial with witnesses after Pelosi sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate as she’s expected to do this week.

While McConnell remains determined to prevent a full impeachment trial, Pelosi said that not sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate immediately has exposed McConnell: “I think that he will be accountable to the American people for that. Over 70 percent of the American people think that the president should have those witnesses testify.” And given that, “now the ball is in their court to either do that, or pay a price for not doing it.”

That price could fall on individual Republican senators, because “Dismissing is a cover-up. If they want to go that route, again, the senators who are thinking now about voting for witnesses or not, they will have to be accountable for not having a fair trial.”

Pelosi did not rule out the House subpoenaing former national security adviser John Bolton if the Senate does not.

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chris whitley
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chris whitley

Yes trump will go down in the history books as third president to be impeached. He also has the dubious honor of being first president to be impeached in his first term. Now we just need to make it a trifecta and make him first president to be removed from office. I know that one is a stretch but who knows? Maybe the republican senators will remember where the left their backbones and vote for the constitution and country, instead of being trumps bootlickers. History and the country will be watching.

Allan
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Allan

McTurtle may not ‘listen’ to Pelosi, but he would have no choice BUT to listen, should there be mass protests. A huge national protest declaring witnesses must be called, at the White House & major cities, this will control the narrative on all major TV networks. “WE WANT WITNESSES”
It was the apathy of voters staying at home that made this president & it will be the apathy of non-protesters that will keep this president.