Fox News host Mark Levin is claiming that the attempt by Nancy Pelosi to hold up the articles of impeachment from going to the Senate is unconstitutional.
According to The Daily Wire:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering withholding the Democrats’ articles of impeachment — passed without a single Republican vote — from the U.S. Senate in an attempt to pressure the Republican-controlled Senate to cave to Democratic demands on how to conduct a “fair” impeachment trial. But constitutional lawyer and conservative commentator Mark Levin says such an act would be “brazen[ly]” unconstitutional and would provide Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a golden opportunity.
“So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” Pelosi told reporters after the vote Wednesday. “That would’ve been our intention, but we’ll see what happens over there.”
“Nancy Pelosi was apparently advised by leftwing Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe to delay sending the impeachment to the Senate. So she’s unilaterally sitting on the impeachment. This is another brazen unconstitutional act,” Levin wrote, in a thread that’s starting to gain some attention online.
“Here’s what Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans must do in response: The Senate has the sole power under the Constitution to adjudicate an impeachment. Therefore, Pelosi is attempting to obstruct the Senate’s power to act on its constitutional authority,” the Fox News host continued.
This process has been handled oddly by Pelosi since the beginning and that appears to be continuing until the bitter end.