“The dismissing is a cover-up. Dismissing is a cover-up,” Pelosi said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “If they want to go that route, again the senators who are thinking now about voting for witnesses or not, they will have to be accountable for not having a fair trial.”
McConnell signed onto a resolution from Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri last week to allow for the dismissal of the obstruction of Congress and abuse of power charges against Trump because Pelosi has not yet transferred the articles to the Senate for a trial. Republicans don’t have the votes to dismiss the articles.
Speaker says no ‘mystery’ on articles of impeachment
On Sunday, Pelosi said there’s no “mystery” surrounding her intention with the impeachment articles.
“I’ve always said I would send them over. There shouldn’t be any mystery to that,” she said.
The House needs to pass a resolution naming impeachment managers before the articles are formally sent to the Senate, and the chamber will also have to take procedural steps before the trial gets underway.