House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy revealed over the weekend that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats may introduce a third article of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
During an interview Saturday on Fox News’s “Justice,” the Republican lawmaker warned of a development that could clear the way for Pelosi to add a third article of impeachment against Trump.
McCarthy told host Jeanine Pirro of a ruling by the D.C. U.S. District Court of Appeals that would allow for the effort by congressional Democratic.
Partial transcript as follows:
PIRRO: So Pelosi impeaches the President, so to speak. I’m not quite sure if she did or didn’t because it’s still in the House, and it hasn’t been transferred to the Senate.
So they were in a rush these Democrats. We’re going to get it done by the end of the year. We’re going to get it done by Christmas. They get it done by Christmas, and they’re slow to give it over to the Senate. What is going on? Do you know?
MCCARTHY: Well, I think Nancy Pelosi thinks she has more power than she does. Once she names the managers, it will go to the Senate.
But an interesting thing happened just yesterday in the U.S. District Court of Appeals inside D.C. Pelosi’s House Attorney, Douglas Letter made the argument before a judge that they could offer another Article of Impeachment.
PIRRO: Wait, wait, OK — you’ve got to stop there. She wants to add another Article to the two Articles of Impeachment that we don’t even know if our Articles of Impeachment because they’re just in limbo right now, without a vote? She wants to add another, that’s like me —
MCCARTHY: That is an argument. That is what her attorney made that argument in a Court of Appeals in D.C. yesterday before a judge when the judge questioned why are they even asking for this? It dealt with the Mueller Report because impeachment is over.
And he says, could there be another impeachment? He said, yes. Nancy Pelosi has signed off on that. We could go to a third Article of Impeachment. They have nothing else on their agenda.
While this President is taking terrorists out and making America safer. They’re trying to take the President out. They will not put America first by far.
The Democratic-controlled House impeached Trump three weeks ago, but Pelosi is refusing to send the articles of impeachment against him to the GOP-controlled Senate.
For Pelosi and the Democrats, impeachment is just something to play political games with.
And now she is apparently trying to pass a third article of faux impeachment.