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Speaker Pelosi ties up Mitch in a knot with his own rules

Contrary to what some seem to think, the Constitution doesn't require the House to "immediately" refer impeachment to the Senate. It is silent on the process and timing and, in fact, doesn't require the House to refer the Articles to the Senate at any particular time or even at all.

However, the Senate rules on impeachment require the Senate to begin action "immediately" after receiving notice from the House that impeachment managers have been appointed. When such notice is received from the House, the rules require the Senate to "receive" the managers to present the articles and upon presentation, the Senate must begin the trial at 1:00 pm the day after the presentation. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CDOC-99sdoc33/html/CDOC-99sdoc33.htm

So, under its own rules, the Senate cannot begin its part of the impeachment process until the House notifies them that managers have been appointed - meaning that it's completely up to the House when the Senate process is triggered. Until Pelosi appoints managers and notifies the Senate thereof, there's nothing for the Senate to do.

Last night, Pelosi indicated that she may not appoint managers until the Senate provides her additional information about how they plan to proceed since she needs to have these details in order to appoint the appropriate managers.

In other words, she's saying "You can't start until I tell you to. But I'm not going to tell you to until you lay out your plan for me."

She is forcing Mitch's hand and keeping full control of the articles until he shows it - and she's doing it by using HIS rules against him.

She's obviously gamed all of this out so far ahead of everyone they never saw it coming. And no doubt, she has all of her next moves worked out and ready to go when the time comes. I can't wait to see what she has in store.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:22 AM (99 replies)

More Pelosi Genius: She's not sending the articles until she knows enough of the Senate process

to appoint managers to handle the trial.

Put it on McConnell.

As I said, genius.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 10:20 PM (41 replies)

How cool is it that, thanks to Republican delaying tactics, Trump was impeached in prime Prime Time?

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:46 PM (10 replies)

Did you see Pelosi just give her "If you make one sound, I'm going to snatch you" look to her caucus

when some Dems started to cheer?

And they shut tf up immediately.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:36 PM (14 replies)

Tulsi Gabbard just voted "Present" on impeachment

Can we stop pretending she should be anywhere near our tent?
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:31 PM (24 replies)

Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer and the Democratic caucus reminded us today

why "new blood" may be valuable, but wisdom and experience are priceless.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:18 PM (2 replies)

Steny Hoyer gives a statesmanlike speech for the ages

And then Collins took to the floor and gave a Trump campaign speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives

In a nutshell.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 08:48 PM (27 replies)

C'mon white women. Really?


Not all white women, of course. The majority of white women obviously get it. I'm talking to the 42% who've obviously lost your damned minds.

Everyone's busy trying to save you and the world from the disaster you still support, so we don't have time to explain it to you again.

But just follow along with the black women and do what we do.

Gabbard to Introduce Censure Alternative to Impeaching Trump

Of course, she will

Gabbard to Introduce Censure Alternative to Impeaching Trump

Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) is expected to introduce a resolution calling for President Trumpís censure ahead of a Wednesday vote on the articles of impeachment drafted by the House Judiciary Committee.

Gabbard will introduce the resolution, which suggests ďthe president put personal political gain over national interest,Ē on Tuesday afternoon, according to ABC News.

The Hawaii representative is one of the last House Democrats to remain publicly undecided on impeachment.

ďIím taking this time for myself to be able to review everything thatís happened all the information thatís been put forward,Ē Gabbard told a crowd at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. on Monday. ďAnd just all the factors that go into really trying to figure out what what is the best action to take for our country. And for democracy. Itís not a simple or easy decision to make.Ē
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Dec 17, 2019, 10:39 PM (18 replies)

Biden takes full ownership of Trump in one tweet

Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Dec 16, 2019, 09:02 PM (46 replies)
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