Pelosi played the same games with Trump’s first impeachment, which passed the House on Dec. 18, 2019, but wasn’t submitted to the Senate until Jan. 16, 2020.
“I’ll send them over when I’m ready,” she huffed then, when even allies such as Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) were saying, “I do think it is time to get on with it.”
She was holding out to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to make the trial rules more favorable to the Democrats. It didn’t work — and only made her posturing look more pathetic. Now she’s delaying to help the incoming President Biden.
Clearly, Pelosi doesn’t see impeachment as a constitutional remedy to right serious wrongs but as a way to play political games.