McCarthy blasts Dems, tweets “Democrats decided not to show up for work this week yet found time to impeach a private citizen”

Moments ago, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted “Democrats decided not to show up for work this week yet found time to impeach a private citizen.”

Some did not like McCarthy’s characterization of what happened.

Earlier in the day, House Impeachment Managers delivered the Article of Impeachment against former President Trump to the U.S. Senate.

Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono said on MSNBC Saturday “It’s very clear, Tiffany, that we need to not only hold the president accountable through an impeachment trial but to get on with passing a COVID relief bill and we can do both.”

She added “much of this depends on Mitch McConnell’s willingness to do the right thing for the American people. So, that’s where we are, Tiffany. I know we can do both. All it takes is will on the parts of the Republicans at this point. Whether 17 of them will go along to convict this president of what we all experienced as a violent insurrection at the Capitol remains to be seen. I think a few of them will, but I don’t know that we’re going to get 17. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t proceed to hold this president accountable, and that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop him from ever seeking elected office again, and that just takes a majority vote.”