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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 PelosiTrump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner Biden brings back bipartisan meetings at the White House McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE (D-Calif.) said she did not regret her decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE to the Senate.

ABC’s “This Week” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosKhashoggi colleague: 'Why are we making an alliance with a dictator?' Fauci on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: 'Just be really grateful' Portman on Trump's dominance of GOP: Republican Party's policies are 'even more popular' 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 BoltonTrump offered North Korea's Kim a ride home on Air Force One: report Key impeachment figure Pence sticks to sidelines Bolton lawyer: Trump impeachment trial is constitutional 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 McConnellTrump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner Trump rules out starting a new party: 'Fake news' Sunday shows - Trump's reemergence, COVID-19 vaccines and variants dominate 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.