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

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceYarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Budget chairman: Debt ceiling fight 'a ridiculous position to be in' NIH director expects booster shots to be expanded, despite recommendation MORE called Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE's (D-Calif.) strategy to force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default 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.