Republicans will pay price for denying witnesses: Pelosi | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 14, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 14, 2020

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

Republicans will pay price for denying witnesses: Pelosi

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said House Democrats will determine today when to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate and warned that Republicans will pay a political price for denying a trial with witnesses.

Pelosi, speaking on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” program, said her caucus at a regular meeting this morning would vote on the timing of sending articles of impeachment to the Senate and naming trial managers in the House.

“I have always said I would send them over. So there shouldn’t be any mystery to that,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi has delayed delivery of the charges for weeks to compel Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to agree to include new witness testimony and evidence about Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to probe former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading Democrat running for the nomination to face Trump in the November election.

Her gambit appeared to fail as McConnell slammed the door on that idea last week, saying he had enough Republican votes to start the trial without a commitment to hear from additional witnesses, including former Trump national security adviser John Bolton.

Bolton has said he would be willing to testify if subpoenaed by the Senate.

Pelosi insisted her delay helped make American voters aware of the need for a “fair trial” with witness testimony and evidence. If McConnell continues to block such proceedings, Republicans would pay a political price.

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