Nancy Pelosi has signaled she will be sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate “soon” and will not hold them indefinitely.
“Not indefinitely, I’ll send them over when I’m ready,” Pelosi told reporters during her Weekly news conference “And that will probably be soon.”
Multiple Democrat Senators have begun to push Pelosi to send the articles.
“If we’re going to do it, she should send them over,” Pelosi’s California home State Senator Dianne Feinstein said “I don’t see what good delay does.”
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said “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. But the bottom line is the holdout helped force Bolton to step forward. “Let us do what we have to do over here.”
ABC News reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday declined to send the House’s impeachment articles to the Senate to begin President Trump’s impeachment trial, again calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to release the rules of the Senate trial despite growing calls from Senate Democrats for her to relinquish the charges.
While maintaining her position after a weekslong standoff with Senate Republicans over procedure, Pelosi suggested in her weekly news conference that she was preparing to name impeachment managers to transmit the articles – and formally kick off the trial in the Senate – “soon.”
“Not indefinitely, I’ll send them over when I’m ready,” Pelosi said. “And that will probably be soon.”
When asked about Democratic arguments that the impeachment, passed three weeks ago, was urgent, she replied: “I think we should move smartly and strategically”
“We need to see the arena in which we are sending our managers. Is that too much to ask?” she said. referring to the House Democratic managers who would present the case against Trump.