Despite the fact that the Democrat-controlled House passed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump before the holiday recess, Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) has yet to transmit those articles to the Senate for trial. And on House Republican thinks he knows why.
According to Breitbart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Fox News on Saturday that Pelosi may be stalling in hopes that more evidence comes to light that could support additional articles of impeachment against the president.
Impeachment tunnel vision
During an appearance on Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine, McCarthy revealed Saturday that an attorney for the House Democrats made it explicitly clear in federal court just one day prior that the door had been left wide open for additional articles of impeachment to be brought against President Trump.
Asked about the professed urgency that suddenly transformed into an interminable delay on the House-passed articles, McCarthy said: “Well, I think Nancy Pelosi thinks she has more power than she does. Once she names the managers, it will go to the Senate.”
He went on: “But an interesting thing happened just yesterday in the U.S. District Court of Appeals inside D.C. Pelosi’s House attorney, Douglas Letter, made the argument before a judge that they could offer another article of impeachment.”
McCarthy went on to say that the Democrats’ sole focus is to “impeach this president.”
“It is their only goal of what they’re continuing to try to do. Their case is so weak,” McCarthy said. “I think part of the speaker’s problem is she doesn’t want to show it over to the Senate, because bipartisan they’ll vote against it.”
More articles are “on the table”
In his reference to Letter, McCarthy was pointing to a dual hearing held on Friday before a pair of three-judge panels from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that dealt with House subpoenas for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn and for the secret grand jury materials from the special counsel probe into Russian collusion, Politico reported.
At one point during the hearing, Letter made it clear to the judges that Democrats were still in search of additional evidence that could be used against President Trump and specifically mentioned the possibility of additional impeachment articles.
“Yes, that is on the table. There’s no doubt,” Letter said of the prospect of more articles of impeachment being drafted in the future, a declaration the attorney also noted had been specifically authorized by Pelosi herself in advance of the hearing.
Indeed, “Nancy Pelosi has signed off on that,” McCarthy told Pirro on Saturday.
“We could go to a third article of impeachment. They have nothing else on their agenda,” the congressman concluded. “While this president is taking terrorists out and making America safer, they’re trying to take the president out. They will not put America first by far.”