Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment gambit has backfired in a way no one saw coming.
But things are about to go from bad to worse.
And it’s all because Mitch McConnell just gave Pelosi this one impeachment ultimatum she can’t ignore.
When Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump this past week, the left broke out into celebrations.
Liberals from across the country, from within the upper ranks of the Democratic Party to the mainstream media, jeered what they saw as the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s political career.
Some even went so far as to falsely claim that Trump was no longer President because the House had voted to impeach him.
But there’s just one problem.
Trump is nowhere close to being removed from office.
Even with the Democrats in the House voting to impeach him on a nearly straight-line party vote, the process isn’t finished yet.
The Constitution requires the impeachment process to move to the Senate, where the upper chamber of Congress has the full power over the trial that will determine the President’s fate.
And with two-thirds of the Senate being needed to reach a conviction, the odds of Trump actually being removed from office are nearly zero.
It’s a sobering fact for some more cautious Democrats that realize this partisan witch hunt isn’t going anywhere.
And what’s more, Nancy Pelosi knows that the votes simply aren’t there to remove Trump from office in the Senate.
In fact, some Democratic Senators may end up voting against impeachment because they know it won’t play well in their home states.
Faced with a brick wall that the impeachment process is about to run into, Pelosi has one of two options, she can either back down, or she can try and draw the process out in a desperate bid to humiliate the President.
And she’s chosen to do the latter, threatening to withhold handing off the articles of impeachment against the President and delaying the Senate trial.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t having any of it.
The Daily Mail reports, “Mitch McConnell threatened on Thursday to cancel Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate if ‘scared’ Nancy Pelosi refuses to send him the formal articles of impeachment that Democrats passed Wednesday night.”
“The Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader went to war over next steps in the impeachment process, with Pelosi slamming McConnell as a ‘rogue leader’—and he blasted her indictment of the president as ‘slapdash’ and ‘unfair.’”
McConnell is in the right here.
He knows this whole process has been nothing but a partisan witch hunt against the President.
And he’s determined to put an end to it right now before it sets a precedent that could tear this country apart in the future.
But Pelosi is now threatening to hold off on delivering the articles unless she gets her way.
Unfortunately for her, that’s not how the Constitution operates.
Now, McConnell is threatening to shut the whole process down unless she follows the Constitution and hands over the articles of impeachment for the Senate trial to begin.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.