Even though the Dem-controlled House of Representatives voted last night to pass two articles of impeachment against President Trump, Nancy Pelosi and others have made it clear they have no intention of handing off that political football yet. There’s still plenty of partisan political games to be played:
Nancy Pelosi suggested a delay in the transmission of articles of impeachment is possible if Senate Republicans could not agree to a "fair" process. https://t.co/szqG0Fjxdy
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) December 19, 2019
After the impeachment circus everybody witnessed in the House, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had the audacity to lecture Republicans about the F-word: Fairness:
To the Republican Senators:
Our message is a simple one.
Democrats want a fair trial that examines the relevant facts.
We want a fair trial.
But the message from Senator McConnell, at the moment, is that he has no intention of conducting a fair trial. pic.twitter.com/PMAtQaQjhi
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 19, 2019
Wait, what was that word again?
— Cynical Publius (@CynicalPublius) December 19, 2019
That’s what we thought he said.
I want the Senate process to be as fair as the House process was. We are all sick of the double standards and the standards and rules that apply only to the little people or people who are not already Democrats. https://t.co/QHZ0leWsx8
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) December 19, 2019
If the Senate process is as fair as the House process was, isn’t that the epitome of “fairness,” Sen. Schumer?
that's rich where was the Fair trial in the house that's right there wasn't one
— mindy (@meerhouse2016) December 19, 2019
Hypocrites! Schumer demands fair trial in Senate after House denies fair hearings! https://t.co/c9zzvMUn8d
— Beverly Wetterich (@BeverlyWetteri2) December 19, 2019
The house never gave the Republicans a fair shot in the house. Fair play you want. We will do what you did. That's fair. https://t.co/cMqBkcttJa
— Michael Cardinali (@michael1701a) December 19, 2019
That's not what Mitch McConnell said. You're like Adam Schiff. A damn liar. https://t.co/LuHxHIbEU4
— allthingsbegin (@allthingsbegin) December 19, 2019
A couple days ago Schumer gave Mitch McConnell his list of demands for the impeachment trial (if House Dems ever turn over the articles to the Senate). McConnell has been reminding Schumer ever since which party has control of the Senate.