President Donald Trump assured in declarations before entering the New Year’s Eve party on the night of Dec. 31 that he considers that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “is overrated.”
During statements to the press on Tuesday night, the president answered questions for reporters about the impeachment against him, among other issues.
President Trump noted the contradiction of the Democrats who, to justify the impeachment against him, said it was very urgent for national security to get him out of the White House, yet they are now blocking the continuation of the impeachment in the Senate.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2020
That’s also how he expressed his opinion in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon: “Remember when Pelosi was screaming that President Trump is a danger to our nation and we must move quickly,” Trump wrote. “They didn’t get one Republican House vote, and lost 3 Dems.”
Referring to the weakness of the charges against him, the president added, “They produced no case so now she doesn’t want to go to the Senate. She’s all lies. Most overrated person I know!”
Pelosi is withholding the articles of impeachment voted on Dec. 18 and has not turned them over to the Senate for trial, justifying it by saying she wants to ensure that the proceedings are ‘fair.’
“The House cannot choose our impeachment managers until we know what sort of trial the Senate will conduct,” Pelosi tweeted last week.
This unusual interference by the speaker of the House in the Senate has been called “unconstitutional” and she has even been accused of “obstructing Congress.”
“It is difficult to imagine anything more unconstitutional … and more likely to increase the current divisiveness among the American people,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said Thursday, Dec. 19, in a Newsmax opinion piece.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the situation is even comical and reveals the Democrats’ fear of what might happen in a trial where they do not have the power to control witnesses or rules.
“House Democrats may be too afraid to even transmit their shoddy work product to the Senate,” McConnell said, as quoted by NBC News.
“They said impeachment was so urgent that it could not even wait for due process but now they’re content to sit on their hands,” McConnell said, according to The Western Journal.
“This is really comical,” he added.