House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed her believes that the Senate’s Republican majority will handle the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.
On Sunday, Pelosi, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that she had no regrets about withholding the impeachment articles from the GOP-led Senate, adding that Democrats remain concerned about how the trial will be handled.
“President Clinton allowed the witnesses to come forward. President Trump has not allowed that,” she said. “The evidence was all there, it was just a question of bringing it to the forefront.”
“The president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell,” Pelosi said on This Week. “There is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that.”
Trump joined the list of presidents in American history to be impeached in December when the House of Representatives voted to impeach him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over the Ukraine scandal.
The impeachment was preceded by a day-long debate on the House floor between Democrats and Republicans, who argued over the merit of Trump’s impeachment charges and later ultimately voted along party lines to impeach him.
It’s unlikely Trump will be removed from office over his impeachment, as a two-thirds majority vote is needed to remove him and Republicans already hold a majority in the 100-seat Senate, where the vote will take place with 53 seats.