House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has reminded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) about her roles in the Congress, saying she “can run for the Senate” if she wants to conduct an impeachment trial there.
“Pelosi has no role in the Senate. If she wants to rig that process against @realDonaldTrump too, she should run to be a senator and quit abusing her power as speaker to seek a quid pro quo from McConnell,” Scalise said in a tweet on Sunday, Dec. 29.
“Her time is up. It’s time for the Senate to be allowed to do their job,” he added.
Pelosi has no role in the Senate. If she wants to rig that process against @realDonaldTrump too, she should run to be a Senator and quit abusing her power as Speaker to seek a quid pro quo from McConnell.
Her time is up. It’s time for the Senate to be allowed to do their job. pic.twitter.com/g4z1wz2V3n
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 29, 2019
Scalise attached in his tweet an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” in which he said Pelosi has a duty to transmit two articles of impeachment passed in the House to the Senate.
“It’s our duty to turn over. It’s not like some mechanism she can control,” he said. “The House has a role, the Senate has a role. It’s time for the Senate to do their job.”
Scalise, the No. 2 Republican in the House, also reminded of the Democrats’ rush to impeach the president, but changed their path.
“For months, she was saying how important it is. They’ve got to remove this president immediately. He’s a threat to their whole way of life and then once they pass the impeachment, she doesn’t want the Senate to get the papers to start the trial,” he said.
“They can’t have it both ways. I think people see through the charade. It’s a political charade—this is not what our founders intended impeachment to be used for,” Scalise said.
In the interview, Scalise also expressed his confidence, “The Senate’s going to conduct a fair trial.”
“I have confidence in Mitch McConnell doing that. There was not a fair trial in the House. … The Senate will have a fair trial, and you’ll see an acquittal,” Scalise said.