Pelosi: McConnell will be held accountable if he tosses impeachment trial

Written by NYpost | Source: NYpost | January 12, 2020 11:12 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday warned Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his GOP colleagues that they would be held accountable by the American people if they dismiss the impeachment trial against President Trump.

Pelosi said McConnell “very unusually” signed a resolution last week to toss the case once the Senate takes up the two articles passed by the House in December.

“Dismissing is a cover up,” Pelosi said on ABC News’ “This Week.” “If they want to go that route, again, the senators who are now thinking about witnesses or not – they will have to be accountable for not having a fair trial.”

“It’s about a fair trial, they take an oath to have a fair trial and we think that would be with witnesses and documentation,” she continued. “Now the ball is in their court to either do that or pay a price for not doing that.”

The California Democrat said despite McConnell’s “gamesmanship,” Trump “is impeached for life.”


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