Senate to Pelosi – Send Articles Of Impeachment Or We Proceed Without Them!
Pelosi has lost control of the impeachment process, she, who is supposed to know the constitution, seems to have forgotten that the House and Senate are two separate bodies, she has no control over the Senate, but she thinks she does.
Graham has finally tired of this, has crafted a bill demanding she releases to them the Articles of impeachment.
Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Sean Hannity that Pelosi’s “dam is about to crack,” and cited recent reports that show emerging fissures in her party. Several Democratic senators have publically called on the articles to be delivered.
“You said it was urgent,” Graham said, “If you believe it to be urgent, send it to the Senate for disposition.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is one Democrat growing impatient.
“The longer it goes on, the less urgent it becomes,” she told Politico. “So if it’s serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over.”
Graham said he plans to introduce the resolution Thursday. In it, he writes that Pelosi lacks “the power to effectively veto a resolution passed by a duly elected majority of the House of Representatives by refusing to transmit such a resolution to the Senate.” Graham argued that hanging onto the articles “is a flagrant violation of the separation of powers expressly outlined in the bicameral impeachment process under the Constitution of the United States.”
Last month the House impeached Trump on charges he abused the power of his office by pressuring Ukraine’s president to investigate Democrat Biden, leveraging $400 million in military assistance for the US ally, all while ignoring what he asked to be investigated was Biden threats to withhold $1 billion of aid if they did not fire a prosecutor investigating the company his son worked for.
Also, Trump was charged with obstruction of Congress for going to courts and seeking a ruling on where executive power ended. Congress found his going to seek clarification from the courts unacceptable; it seems they felt they were not coequal to the court but superior to the court or executive branch.