Kevin McCarthy Suggests Pelosi Withheld Impeachment Articles to Hurt Sanders' Campaign


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) suggested on Sunday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may have refused to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate to hurt Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign.

McCarthy suggested during an appearance on Sunday Morning Futures that the speaker’s decision to withhold the articles of impeachment from the Senate may have been more strategic than Democrats have indicated, involving the Democrat primary race.

If Pelosi releases the articles this week, as she has indicated to her caucus, the Senate trial’s kickoff would coincide with the upcoming Iowa caucus, which will compromise several senators’ ability to campaign in the Hawkeye State, thereby giving a clear advantage to more “moderate” candidates like Joe Biden (D) and Pete Buttigieg (D).

McCarthy said:

Remember what happened in the last nomination process, where the DNC chairman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had to resign the night before the nomination convention

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