McConnell says U.S. Senate to move forward unless House sends impeachment articles

By David Morgan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will move forward with its own legislative agenda next week, unless it receives articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday.

“There’s real business for the American people that the United States Senate needs to complete. If the speaker continues to refuse to take her own accusations to trial, the Senate will move forward next week with the business of our people,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.

Pelosi has effectively delayed Trump’s trial by refusing to send the Senate the two articles of impeachment approved by the House last month, as Democrats have pressed McConnell to guarantee that the trial will include testimony from top Trump administration officials. McConnell has resisted that effort.

The House charged Trump with abusing his power for personal gain in connection with his effort to pressure Ukraine to announce a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in November’s presidential election.

It also charged the Republican president with obstructing Congress by directing administration officials and agencies not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Andy Sullivan and Bernadette Baum)

One thought on “McConnell says U.S. Senate to move forward unless House sends impeachment articles

  1. Let’s all pray for the Democrat’s as they are about to be shamed and humiliated for their evil actions towards the President. I think they all need to take Prozac and a good lIe down and recover from the breakdown they never got over ….Gods chosen man Trump getting into power. I laughed so much when Pelosi said she was proud of their courage and patriotism . They have shown neither… all they have shown is shame and stupidity for only caring about being sad losers and not doing the job for your country. They are obsessed with the President and bewildered at what a brilliant job he has done. The lord God is with the President and I know all is well and I shall be amongst those in the world praying him in again. Yes… for the Democrats and Pelosi … their worst days are yet to come.

    I am honoured the lord has chosen a Aussie like me to love your President and pray for him now and forever as I always have. .


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