House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for quite a chat on Sunday. The grande dame of Democrats made a big revelation on “This Week”.
The ABC host asked whether twin impeachment articles will be sent forth this week and if she settled on House managers for the trial.
“Well what I did say is I would be consulting with my members this week on Tuesday morning at our regular caucus meeting. That we would vote to send them over and will determine in our meeting when we send them over,” she declared.
And claimed, “But I’ve always said I will send them over.”
“It’s not excluded,” Pelosi told regarding a potential subpoena for Bolton by Congress. “We do think there is enough evidence to remove the president.”
“We have done our job,” the Speaker stated. Along with, “We hope the Senate would do that as well.”
Pelosi added that, “We wanted the public to see the need for witnesses, witness with firsthand knowledge of what happened, documentation, which the president has prevented from coming to the Congress as we reviewed this.”
Then Stephanopoulos interjected, “As you know Leader McConnell didn’t budge on witnesses at all, he’s not promising up front to have witnesses,” As Pelosi cut in saying, “I think he will be accountable to the American people for that. Over 70% of the American people think that the president should have those witnesses testify.”
She cautioned, “The Senators who are thinking now about voting for witnesses or not, They will have to be accountable for not having a fair trial.”
On the subject of political rival President Donald Trump, the speaker spoke, “Everything he says is a projection. When he calls somebody crazy he knows that he is. Everything that he says you can just translate it back to who he is.”
A primary push behind having Bolton appear to give his testimony before the House is essentially betting he provides information critical to the case against Trump, then Senate Republicans will have no choice but to allow witnesses at Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.
Pelosi argued, “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,” Plus warned, “Now, the ball is in their court to either do that or pay the price.”