Sarah Sanders Reveals Surprise Benefit Of Pelosi Withholding Impeachment Articles
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Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed over the weekend the surprise benefit of Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing to transmit the House-passed articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate.
According to Fox News, Literally minutes before Pelosi finally caved and said she would transmit the impeachment articles to the Senate for a proper trial, Sanders accused Pelosi of using the tactic as a “political play.”
During an interview Sunday morning on Fox News, Sanders didn't mince her words about Pelosi's "poor" handling of the impeachment witch hunt.
“I think they made a huge mistake by trying to force this impeachment sham down America’s throats,” Sanders said, adding, “and every single day we see that play out more and more.”
Sanders also argued Pelosi’s stall will end up heavily favoring Trump and his legal team, saying it has given White House counsel Pat Cipollone “even more time to prepare.”
Sanders also pointed out that she believes Democrats made a huge mistake in attempting to impeach Trump, saying the process has “not worked out well for the Democrats.”
But even with the potential benefit of Pelosi’s stall, Sanders looked at the bigger picture in politics moving forward, now that Democrats have essentially weaponized the impeachment process.
“This isn’t good for America to have this type of partisan political game,” she stated. “And the real concern I have is what happens in the future.”
Pelosi has claimed for months that Democrats are "unified" and think they have handled impeachment into Trump with precision.
However, a new report reveals the exact opposite.
During an interview Sunday on ABC News, Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade revealed that a lot of Democrats have privately said Pelosi's impeachment "gambit" was a "failed strategy.”
But Bade said the damage had already been done and that several Democrats were "furious" with Pelosi.
“She was clearly putting a positive spin on what a lot of Democrats have privately said was a failed strategy,” Bade said.
She noted how Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were pushing for witnesses and wanted a resolution on the proceedings and “got neither of those.”
“I know her team has sort of said, look, she was able to hold out, there was a bunch of new revelations that happened over the holiday break. Bolton came out and said he’s willing to testify,” Bade said.
She added: “Those things probably would have happen regardless of whether she was holding them. And, in fact, there might have even been more news focused on those things if everybody wasn’t asking what is Nancy Pelosi doing for the articles.”
Beyond Pelosi's endless games, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the impeachment trial in the upper chamber will begin this week.