Chris Wallace: Pelosi plan to force 'McConnell to bow to her will' was a 'total failure'

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallacePresident Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Steyer: 'I do for sure' have to finish in top three in South Carolina Pence chief of staff: 'There's not intelligence' saying Russia wants Trump reelected MORE called Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOcasio-Cortez: Trump would 'never' say to her face some of the shots he takes at her on Twitter Oversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response MORE's (D-Calif.) strategy to force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellRepublicans give Barr vote of confidence Democrats block two Senate abortion bills VA could lead way for nation on lower drug pricing MORE (R-Ky.) "to bow to her will" by delaying sending impeachment articles to the Senate a "total failure" during an interview on the network Wednesday.

"I want to just talk, if I could briefly, Harris, about the Speaker Pelosi’s delay, the months delay in sending over the articles of impeachment, because I think you can see it two ways," Wallace told "Outnumbered Overtime" anchor Harris Faulkner.

"If the purpose was to force Mitch McConnell to bow to her will and agree to call witnesses and get more documents, then it was a total failure."

"There's no question about it," he added. "She didn’t do that."  

The positive takeaway that Wallace did offer for Pelosi centered around an increased likelihood of a vote to call witnesses.

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“The bottom line may be if you’re talking about who won, there’s no question that Mitch McConnell won. But if you’re saying is it more or less likely now that there is going to be a vote to call witnesses, I think it’s more likely because of her delay," Wallace noted. 

House Democrats voted Wednesday to send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate after a trial in the House of Representatives ended nearly one month ago. 

The vote, almost entirely along party lines, saw 227 Democrats voting for the resolution and 192 Republicans opposing it. 

 
A trial in the Republican-controlled Senate is set to begin next week.