Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden pushes back at Democrats on taxes Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Of partisan fights and follies, or why Democrats should follow Manchin, not Sanders MORE (D-Calif.) said she did not regret her decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE to the Senate.
ABC’s “This Week” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSurgeon general: 'Our enemy is the virus. It is not one another' Christie: Biden's new vaccine mandate will 'harden opposition' GOP senator on Texas abortion law: Supreme Court will 'swat it away' when 'it comes to them in an appropriate manner' MORE asked the Speaker on Sunday if she had any “second thoughts” about withholding the articles from the upper chamber.
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.”
"No, no, no," Speaker Pelosi tells @GStephanopoulos when asked if she has "second thoughts" about waiting to send the articles of impeachment, adding that it "produced a positive result" and highlights the importance of having "witnesses and documents." https://t.co/G6Ef3GUsED pic.twitter.com/cXwBcQv09F— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 12, 2020
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 seeking challenger to McConnell as Senate GOP leader: report Budget chairman: Debt ceiling fight 'a ridiculous position to be in' Buckle up for more Trump, courtesy of the Democratic Party 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.