Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti on impeachment: 'CNN can see through this nonsense'

Hill.TV host Saagar Enjeti on Thursday scoffed at the pageantry of House Democrats sending the impeachment articles against President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE to the Senate, saying even "CNN can see through this nonsense."

House lawmakers on Wednesday formally shifted Trump’s impeachment to the upper chamber, launching a trial to determine if the president will remain in office. In a ceremonial procession, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDon't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms Hillicon Valley: Officials worry about Nevada caucus technology after Iowa | Pelosi joins pressure campaign on Huawei | Workers at Kickstarter vote to unionize | Bezos launches B climate initiative Pelosi joins pressure campaign on Huawei MORE (D-Calif.) signed the two articles of impeachment before they were taken across the Capitol to the Senate by her appointed impeachment managers.

“The fact that CNN can see through this nonsense demonstrates how vacuous our political elite is,” Enjeti said. “They love the pomp and the circumstance and the phrase, ‘right side of history’ because the truth is that they do not have any actual political objection to the status quo.”

“Nancy Pelosi seems eminently comfortable pursing this gambit,” he added, calling her the “perfect foil” for the “impeachment-obsessed” media.

Republicans have chastised Pelosi for her handling of the ceremony after the Speaker made gifts out of the pens she used to sign the impeachment articles.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms Whistleblower retaliation: Stop confusing unlawful attacks with politics MORE (Ky.) and White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamAssange lawyer: Trump offered pardon in exchange for saying Russia didn't hack DNC Barr: Trump's tweets make it 'impossible for me to do my job' Hope Hicks to return to White House MORE lashed out at Pelosi, saying giving out the “souvenir pens” undercut her claims that the impeachment process is a ”solemn and serious” process.

CNN chief political correspondent Dana BashDana BashLimbaugh: Trump advised me to 'never apologize' for Buttigieg remarks Sunday shows - Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk Klobuchar says she raised M since New Hampshire debate MORE similarly noted that Pelosi's decision to make gifts out of the pens was “unusual,” saying the gesture is usually used to celebrate the passage of new legislation.

“It was unusual to see that kind of ceremony and handing out the pens and smiling for pictures in this kind of siltation where the House Speaker has bent over backwards to say publicly and privately that this is somber, this is not a time for a celebration,” Bash said Wednesday.