Pelosi Faces Pressure Cooker

Nancy Pelosi has democrats digging up an another slogan made famous in the Reagan era: Where’s the beef?

Pelosi just doesn’t have it. Now, Democrats are starting to raise a little cane because their long-awaited impeachment just isn’t moving forward. And leftists are losing patience.

But Pelosi still can’t accept that she’s not in charge of the Senate.

Fox News elaborates:

“We need to see the arena in which we are sending our [impeachment] managers. Is that too much to ask?” Pelosi said Thursday, adding she first wants to know the “terms of engagement” for a Senate trial and voicing concern that senators won’t be impartial.

Still, Pelosi said she won’t hold the articles indefinitely, and suggested she could send them soon.

This comes as Democrats on both sides of Capitol Hill are saying it’s time for the trial — on allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — to proceed in the Senate.

Of course we know Republicans are fed up with this fiasco. But watching Democrats join in the frustration is down right comical.

Fox Continues:

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., was the latest influential figure to deliver that message Thursday morning — before he reversed himself just a few hours later.

“I understand what the speaker is trying to do, basically trying to use the leverage of that to work with Democratic and Republican senators to try to get a reasonable trial—a trial that would actually show evidence and bring out witnesses. But at the end of the day, just like we control it in the House, Mitch McConnell controls it in the Senate,” Smith said on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday.

“I think it was perfectly advisable for the speaker to try to leverage that to get a better deal,” he continued, but added “at this point, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.”

“I think it is time to send the impeachment to the Senate and let Mitch McConnell be responsible for the fairness of the trial,” Smith said. “He ultimately is.”

Clearly, Pelosi is losing her base.

More Democrat Defectors

I suspect the list of disappointed democrats multiplies exponentially on a daily basis.

Even Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called out Pelosi for the delay.

“The longer it goes on, the less urgent it becomes,” Feinstein told Politico. “So if it’s serious and urgent, send them over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over.”

Sens. Angus King, D-Maine; Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; and Chris Coons, D-Del., have also come out this week calling for the process to move along.

“I respect the fact that she is concerned about the fact about whether or not there will be a fair trial,” Coons told Politico this week. “But I do think it is time to get on with it.”

Speculation is now mounting on Capitol Hill about whether Pelosi could be close to transmitting the articles. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Wednesday that her “dam is about to crack.”

Meanwhile, Trump never leaves us to wonder what’s on his mind. Especially when impeachment is the object of speculation.

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