Republicans and Democrats are still in a "tug of war" on the calendar and the terms of political judgment against the president of the United States, Donald Trump. Now the leader of the conservative majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, lashed out at the progressives and accused them of maintaining an "absurd" stance.
One of the most criticized characters was the president of the Lower House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, for not having formally handed over to the Senate the charges against Trump to initiate the actual political trial. "Apparently she thinks she can tell us how to carry out the political trial," McConnell said Monday in statements to the television show "Fox & Friends" on Fox News.
Last week, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives allowed the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of C ongress against Trump to be approved, which gave the green light to the opening of a political trial in the Senate, which will probably be held in January and that it is foreseeable that the president will be successful because of the Republican dominance in this House.RELATED
The conservatives wanted to speed up the process so that the political trial had the least possible impact on the campaign for the 2020 presidential elections.
Pelosi said Wednesday that it is unclear when he will formally hand over the allegations to Trump, claiming that Republicans have not offered guarantees of a fair political trial in the Senate for the opposition.
McConnell, who described the current "deadlock" situation, noted that conservatives cannot do anything until Pelosi sends them the document with the political charges: "We cannot do anything until the president (of the Lower House) sends the papers, so that everyone can enjoy the holidays ”.
For its part, the Democratic policy hinted on Monday that it will not take any action until the Republicans explain how the political trial will take place.
“The House (of Representatives) cannot choose our del impeachment’ chiefs (as the political trial is known in English) until we know what kind of trial the Senate will conduct. President Trump blocked his own witnesses and documents before the House and the American people, with false complaints about the process in the House. What is the pretext now? ”Asked Pelosi on Twitter.
The House cannot choose our impeachment managers until we know what sort of trial the Senate will conduct.
President Trump blocked his own witnesses and documents from the House, and from the American people, on phony complaints about the House process. What is his excuse now?
– Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 23, 2019
The "bosses of the 'impeachment" is what it is called in the USA. to the "prosecutors" in a political trial, which the lower house usually chooses among its legislators, while the "jury" of the process are the members of the Senate. The selection of "prosecutors" occurs after the delivery of political charges to the Upper House.
Democrats and Republicans not only do not agree on the timing of the political trial, but also on the terms in which it will take place, as progressives want to call new witnesses to the case to appear before the Senate during the "impeachment", something that Republicans oppose.
During the interview with Fox & Friends, McConnell said that the only thing he wants is for the process to take place as the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton (1993-2001) took place and detailed his idea of political judgment.
“You hear the initial arguments, you have a period for written questions, and at that point, at Clinton's trial, we made the decision on which witnesses to cite, and as you can imagine, it was a very partisan exercise, but we didn't let the side partisan will keep us from starting, so all I am doing is saying that what was good for President Clinton is for President Trump, ”he said.
In that sense, “Pelosi is giving us the most unfair trial in the history of the US Congress, and now he is whining so that there is fairness in the Senate, and he is breaking the rules. She lost Congress once, and will do it again, ”the Republican politician settled.
With the approval of the charges last week, Trump became the third American president to be politically charged after Clinton and Andrew Johnson (1865-1869).
The Democrats began an investigation in September to open a impeachment process against Trump, following the complaint of an informant to the intelligence services for a call in July between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski.
In the so-called Trump he asked the Ukrainian to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joseph Biden – Democratic candidate for the 2020 elections – and his son Hunter for alleged corruption in Ukraine.