Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presented dueling narratives after the historic impeachment vote yesterday.
Per FoxNews, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the stage Thursday for a potentially bruising fight between the leadership of the two chambers over impeachment, as he tore into Nancy Pelosi for “shoddy work” and said Democrats may be “too afraid” to send the articles to the Senate after the House speaker abruptly held off on transmitting them.
“This particular House of Representatives has let its partisan rage at this particular president create a toxic new precedent that will echo well into the future,” McConnell said on the floor, accusing Democrats of giving in to “temptation” with their impeachment vote while challenging their handling of the articles in the aftermath.
“Looks like the prosecutors are getting cold feet,” the Senate GOP leader mused.
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi has called Mitch McConnell a “rogue leader” in the Senate.
“We would hope there would be a fair process just as we would hope they would honor the constitution,” Pelosi said about Senate Republicans.
“It reminded me that our founders, when they wrote the Constitution, they suspected there could be a rogue president. I don’t think they suspected we could have a rogue president and a rogue leader in the senate at the same time.”