On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who on many occasions insisted the impeachment process was oh-so-serious, giggled with glee as she brought in platters of gold pens to hand out after she signed the articles.
Then, Pelosi proclaimed, “Today, we will make history. When the managers walk down the hall, we will cross a threshold in history.”
House Democrats then somberly slow-walked the articles to the Senate, so the lapdog media would have maximum time to yammer somberly about how historic it all was.
Townhall’s Bronson Stocking wrote, “Indeed, it is a sad day for the country, but not for the various reasons espoused by Democrats and the media. The real abuse of power was done by House Democrats, and the real obstruction has been carried out by Democrats ever since they pledged their allegiance to ‘the Resistance.’”
The abuse included a speech by Pelosi on the House floor in which she alleged to be quoting from the transcript of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president, while in fact altering the wording in significant ways.
IOW, she lied.
On the House floor.
On Thursday, the impeachment trial began in the Senate with a reading of the articles and a swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and all 100 senators. Then, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlined the procedure they will be following.
One of Pelosi’s impeachment managers called for Senate Majority Leader McConnell to recuse himself from the upcoming impeachment hearings. In response, Sen. Marsha Blackburn called for Democrat presidential candidates to recuse themselves from the impeachment process.