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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempted to pressure Senate Republicans to call new witnesses in the coming impeachment trial by holding the articles of impeachment hostage until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky caved to her demands.
Pelosi eventually acknowledged she had no leverage in her desperate gamble to unearth new evidence in an impeachment effort based on no crime. On Friday, Pelosi announced she will work with colleagues in the House on transmitting the articles to the Senate to allow a trial to move forward without one concession from McConnell.
Pelosi - Articles - House - Democrats - Witnesses
As Pelosi moves ahead with passing the articles to the House, Democrats are pushing to allow new witnesses to testify before Congress after weeks of rushed proceedings in the lower chamber failed to bring to light any incriminating evidence against the president. To the contrary, Democratic witnesses either exonerated the president of all wrongdoing or destroyed their own credibility during their testimony, making for the weakest impeachment case in American history.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that Democrats are pleading for new witnesses as if their case depended on it, because it does. The latest polling on impeachment illustrate just how poorly the proceedings have gone for Democrats. According to Real Clear Politics’ aggregate of polls on the issue, support for impeachment went underwater after Democrats’ House hearings. Now Americans remain nearly split on impeachment, with those opposed with a slight majority.
Republicans - Democrats - Demands - Witnesses - Sense
If Republicans do bow to Democrats’ demands for new witnesses, it would only make sense that the following individuals came forward for the proceedings. If Democrats had taken their job seriously in the House, these people already would have come forward to testify.
Democrats have pinned their impeachment case on an anonymous whistleblower complaint lodged against the president based on a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky....
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