Daines Says to Pelosi, “Put Up or Shut Up” Regarding Impeachment Papers
In an interview with KGVO News, US Senator Steve Daines criticized the impeachment process and Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
“The obsession of the Democrats and impeachment hasn’t ended. They were trying to impeach President Trump before he was even sworn into office and they’ve been trying to overturn the 2016 election since the day it happened. Remember, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats were talking about how urgent this impeach was, this was a ‘threat to our national security,’ but what’s going on? Well, the house has been sitting on it for 21 days now. Nancy Pelosi has cold feet.”
Daines cosponsored a resolution amending Senate rules (S.Res.463) that would require the House to send impeachment papers to the Senate within 25 calendar days of a House vote on impeachment. If the House fails to do so, the Senate can vote to dismiss the articles of impeachment. The resolution was introduced to the Senate on January 6.
“My message to Nancy Pelosi is very simple: put up or shut up; send it or end it,” Daines stated. “It is time to get back to work for Montana and the American people.”
During a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday morning, Nancy Pelosi clarified that she will not be holding on to the articles indefinitely.
“I’ll send them over when I’m ready, and that will probably be soon. [President Trump] said if you don’t send them over, I’m going to pass the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement,” Pelosi said.
“We want to see what they are willing to do and the manner in which they’re going to do it, but we won’t let them say this is just like Clinton, ‘fair is fair’—it’s not. Documents, documentation, witnesses, facts, truth…that’s what they’re afraid of.”
Pelosi wants to see the “terms of agreement” detailed by the Senate before she sends over the articles of impeachment.