President Trump tweeted out another impeachment-related tirade after he returned to Mar-a-Lago after spending the day at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
‘No more time should be wasted on this Impeachment Scam!’ Trump wrote after complaining, again, about ‘Crazy Nancy’ Pelosi holding up the president’s trial in the Senate.
Pelosi has yet to formally transmit the two articles of impeachment that the House approved last week to the Senate, explaining she’s waiting to hear more about the trial.
President Trump, photographed Saturday at a Turning Point USA conference, spent Monday rage-tweeting about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
President Trump dashed off two tweets after spending the day at his West Palm Beach golf club – again complaining about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holding up giving the two articles of impeachment to the Senate
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi h asn’t given the two articles of impeachment passed by the House last week to the Senate
President Trump’s motorcade is seen en route to his Trump National Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida
The president is spending the holidays at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. He then travels to his Trump National Golf Club in West Palm Beach, like he did Monday
The president was on a tear all day Monday over her actions.
‘Nancy Pelosi, who has already lost the House & Speakership once, & is about to lose it again, is doing everything she can to delay the zero Republican vote Articles of Impeachment,’ Trump wrote. ‘She is trying to take over the Senate, & Cryin’ Chuck is trying to take over the trial.’
‘No way!’ demanded Trump.
‘What right does Crazy Nancy have to hold up this Senate trial,’ Trump mused. ‘None!’
The president suggested Pelosi is delaying because she has a ‘bad case’ and would prefer there not to be a ‘negative decision.’
‘This Witch Hunt must end NOW with a trial in the Senate, or let her default & lose.’
In tweets sent out earlier Monday, Trump accused Pelosi of ‘breaking all the rules’ by holding on to the articles of impeachment instead of sending them to the Senate and warned the speaker it will cost her the House in next year’s election.
‘Pelosi gives us the most unfair trial in the history of the U.S. Congress, and now she is crying for fairness in the Senate, and breaking all rules while doing so. She lost Congress once, she will do it again!,’ the president tweeted.
President Trump began and ended his day enraged by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is holding on to the two articles of impeachment passed by the House while the Senate negotiates how Trump’s trial will be conducted
Democrats won back control of the House in the 2018 midterms and polls favor them to maintain control in the 2020 election.
Trump’s trial cannot begin until the chamber receives the two articles of impeachment.
‘Believe it or not, the papers have to be physically brought over to the Senate, and we can’t go forward until the Speaker does that. She’s apparently trying to tell us how to run the trial,’ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News on Monday morning.
The speaker said she’s holding on to the articles until she knows more about the procedures surrounding the trial, including whether more witnesses will be called – an option Democrats want.
‘I can’t imagine what purpose is served by her holding on to the papers. So sooner or later, I’m assuming she’s going to send them over,’ McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, added.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday Pelosi was trying to tell the Senate how to run the trial
Lawmakers, meanwhile, signaled on Sunday they believe the impasse will end soon.
‘There will be an agreement and the trial will go forward,’ Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a 2020 presidential candidate, said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’
And her fellow 2020 candidate, Sen. Cory Booker, said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’: ‘Those articles will come over.’
Trump has been railing against Pelosi for not sending the articles across the Capitol where the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, is expected to acquit him.
‘It’s so unfair,’ the president said at a speech to high school and college students on Saturday night.
He also argued the speaker hasn’t sent his formal articles of impeachment to the Senate because ‘she has no case.’
‘You know she has no case. So let’s not submit it. That’s good. Right? That’s good but so unfair. She has no case,’ he said.
‘They are violating the constitution,’ he added. ‘In the meantime our polls have gone through the roof.’
Pelosi has given no indication of when she’ll transmit the articles to the Senate. She said she’s waiting for McConnell to outline the trial process first.
‘When we see what that process is,’ she told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Democrats want to call additional witnesses – including acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
McConnell’s preference is to have a short, speedy trial.
But the holidays could hold up negotiations on the trial format.
Both chambers of Congress are on recess until early next year and Trump will remain at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach through New Year’s.