House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not mince words when discussing her disdain for Mitch McConnell’s stated reason for voting to acquit former President Trump.
7 Republican Senators joined Democrats in voting to convict Trump, but Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell was not one fo them.
McConnell wrote explained “as I have said for some time, today’s vote is a vote of conscience and I know we will all treat it as such. I have been asked directly by a number of you how I intend to vote, so thought it right to make that known prior to the final vote. While a close call, I am persuaded that impeachments are a tool primarily of removal and we therefore lack jurisdiction.”
Pelosi said in a statement “on January 15, the House Impeachment Managers were gathered to deliver the Article of Impeachment. They were told that because the Senate was closed the Article could not be received.”
“It is so pathetic that Senator McConnell kept the Senate shut down so that the Senate could not receive the Article of Impeachment and has used that as his excuse for not voting to convict Donald Trump,“ she added.
Pelosi’s full statement: