Pelosi under pressure: ‘I’ll send the articles of impeachment when I’m ready … probably soon’

Pelosi under pressure: ‘I’ll send the articles of impeachment when I’m ready … probably soon’
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[Ed. – Now stop pestering her.OK?]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday declined to send the House’s impeachment articles to the Senate to begin President Trump’s impeachment trial, again calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to release the rules of the Senate trial despite growing calls from Senate Democrats for her to relinquish the charges.

While maintaining her position after a weekslong standoff with Senate Republicans over procedure, Pelosi suggested in her weekly news conference that she was preparing to name impeachment managers to transmit the articles – and formally kick off the trial in the Senate – “soon.”

“Not indefinitely, I’ll send them over when I’m ready,” Pelosi said. “And that will probably be soon.”

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When asked about Democratic arguments that the impeachment, passed three weeks ago, was urgent, she replied: “I think we should move smartly and strategically”

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