The Hill reports:
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Sunday he does not think Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has the power to hold the articles of impeachment the House passed last week from the Senate.
“Frankly, I don’t think the speaker has the right to do this,” Blunt said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” in response to Pelosi’s decision not to send the articles to the Senate until Senate leaders agree on parameters for a trial.
“The speaker has a lot of power,” Blunt continued, but once “the House has spoken,” he said he doesn’t think Pelosi has the authority to withhold sending the articles to the upper chamber.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 22, 2019
Asked if Trump’s call was a mistake, Roy Blunt tells @DanaBashCNN on @CNNSotu: “I don’t know if this call was a mistake, but again I think there were plenty of mistakes that were made by both President Obama and President Trump in how to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 22, 2019