Pelosi says she has no 'second thoughts' on delaying sending articles of impeachment to Senate

Pelosi says she has no 'second thoughts' on delaying sending articles of impeachment to Senate

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiREAD: House impeachment managers' trial brief Desperate Democrats badmouth economy even as it booms Pelosi offers message to Trump on Bill Maher show: 'You are impeached forever' MORE (D-Calif.) said she did not regret her decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE to the Senate.

ABC’s “This Week” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosPelosi: Trump is 'impeached for life' National security adviser: US embassies not evacuated because 'we're not going to cut and run every time somebody threatens us' Pelosi on Trump: 'Every knock from him is a boost' MORE asked the Speaker on Sunday if she had any “second thoughts” about withholding the articles from the upper chamber. 

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"No, no, no," Pelosi responded, adding that she thought the delay “produced a very positive result” in allowing more unredacted documents to surface and giving former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonDemocrats file brief against Trump, 'the Framers' worst nightmare' Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial Pelosi offers message to Trump on Bill Maher show: 'You are impeached forever' MORE the opportunity to agree to testify if subpoenaed. 

She said the withholding the articles helped with “more importantly, raising the profile of the fact that we need to have witnesses and documentation and if we don’t that it's a cover up.”

The House last month approved two articles of impeachment against the president – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – setting up a trial in the Senate. 

But the Speaker has refused to send the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber thus far, first saying she wanted the Senate to agree to call witnesses. Then, once Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Democrats file brief against Trump, 'the Framers' worst nightmare' Iran resolution supporters fear impeachment will put it on back burner MORE (R-Ky.) made clear he had the votes to pass a rules resolution that punted on the question of witnesses, Pelosi said she first wanted to see the measure.

Pelosi said Thursday that the articles could be sent as early as this week.