On Thursday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn appeared on CNN’s broadcast of “New Day.” He told them that he’s willing to wait “ as long as it takes” when it comes to delaying the transmit of the House’s impeachment articles to Senate. He added that, if he were the one in charge, he likely wouldn’t ever send them.
Clyburn said he is willing to hold the articles “As long as it takes. Even if — if he doesn’t come around to committing to a fair trial, keep those articles here. So, keep it as long as it takes.”
“The delay is made necessary because the majority in the Senate has made it very clear that he’s not going to be impartial. He’s not going to be fair. He will collude, if you please, with the White House – at least the White House’s attorneys – to decide how he will go forward,” Clyburn continued.
“Why would the Speaker of the House step into that without trying to determine exactly what the majority leader plans to do? So I applaud her for this. In fact, I was one of the ones arguing that this ought to be the case,” he added. “And until we can get some assurances from the majority leader that he is going to allow for a fair and impartial trial to take place, we will be crazy to walk in there knowing he set up a kangaroo court.”
CNN co-host John Berman then asked the congressman, “Are you suggesting it’s possible you will never transmit the articles of impeachment?”
Clyburn replied, “If it were me, yes, that’s what I’m saying. I have no idea what the speaker will do.”
.@johnberman: “Are you suggesting it's possible you will never transmit the articles of impeachment [to the Senate]?”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knows that once she sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate, it will be a quick and FAIR trial. That’s exactly what she doesn’t want!
She has stated that they may delay sending the articles of impeachment over to the Senate. Thus, dragging out the process and giving them more of a chance to come up with more lies.
“We cannot name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side,” Pelosi said. “And I would hope that that will be soon. … So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us. So hopefully it will be fair. And when we see what that is, we’ll send our managers.”