Pelosi: Dismissing impeachment case would be a 'cover up'

Source: The Hill | January 12, 2020 | Justine Coleman

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Senate dismissing the impeachment case against President Trump would amount to “a cover up.”

The Speaker noted on ABC’s “This Week” that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “very unusually” signed on Thursday to co-sponsor a resolution to dismiss the impeachment case before the House sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

“This Week” host George Stephanopoulos pushed back against Pelosi, saying that McConnell has agreed to hold the opening statements from each side before taking action.

“I’m telling you that he signed on Thursday to a resolution to dismiss the case,” she said. “Dismissing is a cover up.”

“If they want to go that route again, the senators who are thinking now about voting for witnesses or not – they will have to be accountable for not having a fair trial,” she added.

The Speaker also indicated that there was a possibility the House could submit new articles of impeachment to the Senate or subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton, but said “let’s just see what the Senate does.”

“But we do think there’s enough evidence to remove the president from office,” she added.

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