The impeachment against President Donald Trump, led by House Democrats, had a new episode Friday, Dec. 20, after the president criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for withholding the impeachment articles.

In President Trump’s tweet, Pelosi was accused of being involved in a “quid pro quo.”

“Nancy Pelosi is looking for a Quid Pro Quo with the Senate. Why aren’t we Impeaching her?” wrote the president, who further suggested that Pelosi had not sent the articles because she fears the Republicans will call witnesses who will reverse the Democrats’ case.

The president’s ironic words refer to the accusation that the Democrats made against him about a ‘quid pro quo’ related to the call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

According to the Democrats, President Trump had contacted the Ukrainian president to allegedly ask for international help to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for a corruption case with a major Ukrainian energy company, which led to the drafting of one of the articles of formal accusation for abuse of power.

As reported by The Daily Wire, Pelosi continues to hold the articles in the House, claiming that she is concerned that the impeachment trial in the Senate will be biased in favor of the president.

“So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us. That would’ve been our intention, but we’ll see what happens over there [in the Senate],” Pelosi said after the session on Capitol Hill to vote on the articles of impeachment against the president ended.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and also Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) declared last Wednesday that the impeachment process against President Trump is at an impasse.

According to Politico, “Pelosi’s comments, which echo suggestions raised by other Democrats throughout the day, inject new uncertainty into the impeachment timetable and send the House and Senate lurching toward a potential institutional crisis.”

While the House adopted two of the articles expected to remove President Trump for alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, it must pass a second resolution formally naming impeachment managers to present the case in the Senate.

That second vehicle triggers the official transmission of articles to the Senate.

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