Senate Democrats break with Pelosi over impeachment trial

POLITICO

“If it’s serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over,” says Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Democrats are finally acknowledging that their efforts to extract concessions from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial are coming to an end. Though Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still withholding the House’s impeachment articles from the Senate, Democrats’ hopes of swaying the GOP leader have dimmed after McConnell secured the votes in his caucus to move forward without an agreement on witnesses and documents. And Senate Democrats say it’s time to begin the trial and end the delay. “The longer it goes on the less urgent it becomes,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “So if it’s serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over.”

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