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    Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment


    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appears to be considering an idea Democrats have floated for several days of holding back the articles of impeachment to exercise leverage over the Senate and the president.

    She declined formally to transmit the articles to the Senate on Wednesday evening after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

    Unfortunately for them, the Senate can act, regardless — and would vote to acquit.

    That’s because the Constitution is absolutely clear about the Senate’s authority. Article I, Section 3 says: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.”

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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

    That’s not how it works...The Senate must have the articles in order to conduct formal business.
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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

    I'm betting you'll be proven wrong.

    We'll see I hope she does hold them up.

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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

    She was in such a hurry and now wants to hold the Articles why is that we should ask?

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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

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    She was in such a hurry and now wants to hold the Articles why is that we should ask?
    She's trying to put McConnell in his place, too. As soon as Pelosi decided to pull the trigger and move forward with impeachment, she was all-in and the kitty is the 2020 elections. Big risk...maybe big reward.

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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    She's trying to put McConnell in his place, too. As soon as Pelosi decided to pull the trigger and move forward with impeachment, she was all-in and the kitty is the 2020 elections. Big risk...maybe big reward.

    I thought they had to "impeach and remove" before Christmas so that "Trump couldn't influence the elections"?


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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    She's trying to put McConnell in his place, too. As soon as Pelosi decided to pull the trigger and move forward with impeachment, she was all-in and the kitty is the 2020 elections. Big risk...maybe big reward.
    I think it was her only choice and she's not sending the Articles on to the Senate in fear of acquittal. That narrative doesn't work for her party. She would love to just leave it where it is. But it won't be left by the Senate for very long. They do not need her to cooperate to clear the President.

    That’s because the Constitution is absolutely clear about the Senate’s authority. Article I, Section 3 says: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.”
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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

    I don't think she fears acquittal, I think she expects it and is trying to use it to her advantage.

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    Re: Senate Can Acquit Even If House Withholds Articles of Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    I don't think she fears acquittal, I think she expects it and is trying to use it to her advantage.
    You could be right arrogance is a terrible disability.

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