Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy had strong and swift reactions to Speaker Pelosi finally sending over the articles of impeachment.
On the delay, Leader McCarthy said:
Instead of sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial, Speaker Pelosi held them hostage in a failed play to gain leverage that she did not — and would never — have…
…these delay tactics were self-serving, hypocritical, and discrediting. But they made an important admission. Some might even call it a concession: Democrats did not believe their case was robust enough to win in trial…
… the idea of withholding a sloppy impeachment case to force the Senate to change its rules is constitutionally and politically unheard of. Frankly, it’s ridiculous…
Leader McConnell pointed out this is not about facts or the truth, it is the worst kind of politics:
This isn’t really about Ukraine policy or military assistance money. It can’t be. Because, for one thing, prominent Democrats were promising to impeach President Trump years before those events even happened.
The Daily Caller pointed out today a fact that strongly backs up Leader McConnell:
Six of the seven impeachment managers selected by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi supported the impeachment of President Donald Trump before the whistleblower complaint was filed.
So the delay accomplished nothing and the just-appointed impeachment managers were for impeachment before the case was even made! As Leader McCarthy said:
Congress wasted time and millions of dollars on a partisan impeachment. In return, taxpayers will get nothing. Democrats’ misaligned priorities have cost the people solutions that could have improved their quality of life.
Fortunately, Leader McConnell, unlike Speaker Pelosi, cares about the Constitution more than the partisan passions of the moment.
House Democrats may have descended into pure factionalism, but the United States Senate must not.
This is the only body that can consider all factors presented by the House, decide what has or has not been proven, and choose what outcome best serves the nation.
Thank you to our Republican leaders for not being partisans but Constitutionalists first. The RNLA will host a members-only briefing call with the House Republican Impeachment Counsel Stephen Castor next Thursday.