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 PelosiPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare House lawmakers reach deal to avert shutdown Centrist Democrats 'strongly considering' discharge petition on GOP PPP bill MORE (D-Calif.) said she did not regret her decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE to the Senate.

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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 BoltonHillicon Valley: FBI, DHS warn that foreign hackers will likely spread disinformation around election results | Social media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day | Trump to meet with Republican state officials on tech liability shield Government watchdog recommends creation of White House cyber director position Diplomacy with China is good for America 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 McConnellPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Senate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report Trump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes 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.