McConnell Accuses Democrats of Pushing Forward Rushed and Partisan Impeachment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of overseeing a “rushed” impeachment effort against President Donald Trump.

“For weeks now, Republicans have been asking Democrats to take off their impeachment blinders and let Congress legislate for the American people. Weve argued that American families deserve better than this partisan paralysis where Democrats literally obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else,” McConnell said on the Senate floor on Dec. 5, shortly after Pelosi announced shed directed House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to draft articles of impeachment.

“This very morning, the Speaker gave a speech on national television to push forward her rushed and partisan impeachment,” McConnell said.

Pelosi uttered “not one word” on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal or the National Defense Authorization Act, he said.

“Democrats are too busy hosting a panel of law professors to criticize President Trump on television instead of the things American people actually need us to address,” McConnell said.

“Now the Kentuckians I represent cannot believe that our military commanders are being denied certainty, our men and women in uniform are being denied stable funding, and 176,000 new American jobs are being held up, all because Democratic leadership thinks theres more political advantage in obstruction than in doing their job.”

McConnell, the top Republican in Congress, will set rules for a Senate impeachment trial if the House votes to impeach Trump.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, expressed confusion after Pelosis announcement, writing that Nadler asked him for his witness list this week.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) (L) and Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) during a committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 4, 2019. (Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announces that the House will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Speakers Balcony in the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Dec. 5, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“But Pelosis press conference seemed to indicate were moving straight to articles of impeachment. Judiciary has jurisdiction over articles of impeachment, but does the chairman even know whats going on?” Collins said in a statement.

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