Democrats are finally acknowledging that their efforts to extract concessions from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial are coming to an end.
Though Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still withholding the House’s impeachment articles from McConnell’s Senate, Democrats’ hopes of swaying the GOP leader have dimmed after McConnell secured the votes in his caucus to move forward without an agreement on witnesses and documents.
And Senate Democrats say it’s time to begin the trial and end the delay. “The longer it goes on the less urgent it becomes,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “So if it’s serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over.”
More Senate Democrats call on Pelosi to send over the articles of impeachment against Trump, saying the party has little to gain from further delay. https://t.co/WwmByZfW3f
— Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) January 8, 2020
At least 7 Senate Democrats have signaled they want Pelosi to transmit the articles of impeachment so that the Senate trial can begin.
• Dianne Feinstein
• Richard Blumenthal
• Doug Jones
• Chris Murphy
• Joe Manchin
• Jon Tester
• Chris Coons https://t.co/HSbfM4xZZr
— Axios (@axios) January 8, 2020