White House delivers Trump letter to Pelosi, Christmas card to senators ahead of impeachment vote

The White House on Wednesday is handing out Christmas cards and the six-page note President Trump sent Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: White House projects grim death toll from coronavirus | Trump warns of 'painful' weeks ahead | US surpasses China in official virus deaths | CDC says 25 percent of cases never show symptoms 14 things to know for today about coronavirus Hillicon Valley: Trump, telecom executives talk coronavirus response | Pelosi pushes funding for mail-in voting | New York AG wants probe into firing of Amazon worker | Marriott hit by another massive breach MORE (D-Calif.) to senators as the House prepares to vote on articles of impeachment.

A picture of the card and note was tweeted by Sens. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner MORE (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). 

Murphy said a White House staffer is delivering the "incoherent, scathing Pelosi letter" as well as two Christmas cards, a large and small one, "as a package."


Blumenthal seemingly offered the White House a mocking thanks for the card and letter “bizarrely delivered together.”


The letter is not included in the Christmas card. The two were handed out in separate envelopes, according to a White House spokesperson. 

As the Senators received their cards, elsewhere in the Capitol, House members were debating the two articles of impeachment against Trump that will be voted on later Wednesday. 

Trump sent the six-page letter to Pelosi on Tuesday, urging her to halt impeachment proceedings and accusing Democrats of an “unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power.”  

The two articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 

A White House spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.