On Thursday, the House of Representatives adjourned before voting to send the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate for a trial. This made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stall-tactic official — Democrats are refusing to forward the impeachment to the Senate until they receive assurances the trial will be fair in their eyes. Yet this arguably violates the Constitution.
“Hoyer announces no more votes until January 7. Big cheer goes up in House chamber. This means the House won’t approve a resolution on impeachment [managers] & to send impeachment [package] to Senate until at least January, 2020,” Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted.
This move made it official that the Democrats would stall the articles until after Christmas. Pelosi had suggested Democrats might delay sending impeachment on to the Senate for a trial because they did not trust the Senate to hold a “fair trial.” In reality, this seems like a gambit to deny President Donald Trump the vindication of being acquitted by the Senate.