As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the Senate floor on May 7 that the Russia probe and potential obstruction by President Trump is “case closed,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot back, “That’s just not a fact. The case is not closed.”
In the past, McConnell has called himself the Grim Reaper for stopping House Democrats’ legislation in the Senate. Pelosi calling him by that nickname said, “Grim Reaper, we have bad news for you. We have good news for the American people.”
Pelosi feels ‘goaded’
“Don’t tell anybody I told you this: Trump is goading us to impeach him,” Pelosi said during an event at Cornell University in New York City on May 6. “That’s what he’s doing. Every single day, he’s just like, taunting and taunting and taunting.”
She argued that Trump is daring them to impeach him because he believes an impeachment would help him “solidify his base” for the 2020 elections. Pelosi said that puts the Democrats in a dilemma.
Nancy Pelosi speaking at Cornell University – Full Video
Dems’ ‘witch hunt’
It has been called a witch hunt by President Trump and his supporters, and it very well seems like a witch hunt, when it has been made clear by an FBI investigation by Robert Mueller that President Trump and his Trump 2016 campaign did not collude with the Russians, nor was there obstruction of justice.
At the Senate session, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.), again called on the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
She held a copy of the Mueller report and responded to McConnell declaring it a closed case, saying that, “wishing it won’t make it so.” Warren opined that the only way to hold the president accountable is to initiate impeachment.
She thinks enough evidence is in the report to try to remove the president. “It’s there in black or white.” Democratic leader Charles Schumer said, “McConnell is so afraid of this report that he doesn’t even want to do what needs to be done to stop Russian interference.”
Additional reporting by the Associated Press.