House Chief Deputy Whip Dan Kildee, D-Mich., defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and criticized her Senate counterpart amid controversy surrounding the Speaker’s decision not to release the articles of impeachment for a trial in the Senate.
“She is making the right decision,” Kildee told CNN on Thursday. “The House of Representatives is not absent from the Senate trial. We’re not sort of bystanders to it.”
He added: “We have to appoint impeachment managers and organize the case around the structure that the Senate arrives at in order to present our case in the most compelling way. Determining who the impeachment managers, in part, is going to be determined by how the Senate organizes the trial.”
Kildee also accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of playing “games.”
“He has an important responsibility under the Constitution — not just to defend the president but to conduct a trial in a dignified and open and fair fashion,” he said. “So when he’s willing to do that, then obviously we will appoint managers and send that information, the articles, over.”
— The Hill (@thehill) December 26, 2019
So interesting to see Nancy Pelosi demanding fairness from @senatemajldr McConnell when she presided over the most unfair hearing in the history of the United States Congress!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2019