Pelosi: We won’t squander time waiting for court to decide whether key witnesses should testify

Pelosi: We won’t squander time waiting for court to decide whether key witnesses should testify
Nancy Pelosi (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Pelosi says she won’t break from House Dems’ rush to get a vote on impeachment before Christmas. But if time is so of the essence, why is the House taking a two-week break for Thanksgiving?]

While the public has not heard from many of the president’s closest advisors and staff during the ongoing inquiry, Pelosi said she will not wait for the Supreme Court to rule on whether officials like acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former National Security Advisor John Bolton or Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should testify before moving forward on impeachment.

“We cannot be at the mercy of the courts. The courts are very important in all of this. Those cases will continue,” Pelosi said, explaining she “never said you cannot proceed without the courts.”

Pelosi said Democrats are “moving at the pace the truth takes us” and that the high court’s eventual rulings may be more material to a Senate trial.

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“No, we’re not going to wait till the courts decide.”…

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