House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could wait months to send the Senate the Articles of Impeachment for President Donald Trump.
Tapper said, “Mitch McConnell says that any trial of the president after impeachment could begin on January 20 at 1:00 p.m. That would be about an hour after Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president. It could distract the Senate from considering any cabinet nominees for Joe Biden, passing coronavirus relief. Do you have any concerns that Congress will be distracted if this trial goes forward instead of focusing on the cabinet and coronavirus?”
Clyburn said, “Yes, I do have concerns. So does Speaker Pelosi. Mitch McConnell is a pretty good legislator, and he’s doing what he thinks he needs to do to be disruptive of President Biden. But I would say to Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi