House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold up the articles in the House and use them as leverage to get the kind of Senate trial her party wants.
This is not going to work out for the Democrats. They are going to get destroyed for messing with the process, which has already been a successful line of attack for President Trump and Republicans.
The right to a speedy trial, Democrats’ fear that what they’ve done is illegitimate – the lines of attack are evident. I do not think independents want this to continue, let alone conservatives. Democrats’ handling of impeachment has been a disaster, and they are about to make it worse.
From the Washington Examiner:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she plans to send the House-passed impeachment articles to the Senate as soon as lawmakers strike a deal on how to conduct a trial.
“The next thing for us will be when we see the process that is set forth in the Senate,” she said. “Then we’ll know the number of monitors that we may have to go forward.”
Pelosi must appoint Democratic lawmakers to serve as managers to prosecute the case in the Senate. The House has to pass a bill authorizing Pelosi to appoint the managers.
“When we see what they have, we’ll know who, and how many, we will send over,” Pelosi, a California Democrat, said.
The House is set to adjourn for the week, which means the House is unlikely to vote until January at the earliest on a resolution authorizing Pelosi to appoint the impeachment managers who will deliver the articles to the Senate.
Senate leaders are expected to meet “soon” to discuss the terms of a Senate trial, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Thursday.