Many Senate Democrats are expressing their displeasure with Nancy Pelosi over her decision to hold the Articles of Impeachment in the House of Representatives.
According to The New York Post:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told Politico that House Democrats “should move on” and send the articles to the Senate.
“I think [the trial] needs to start, I really do. I can’t tell the House how to do their business. I would never try to tell Speaker Pelosi … Let us do what we have to do over here,” the red-state Democrat told a Washington Post reporter.
He also acknowledged that Pelosi’s holdout did accomplish one thing: pushing former national security adviser John Bolton to publicly admit his willingness to testify.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) told Politico, “We need to get folks to testify and we need more information … but nonetheless I’m ready.”
Many others expressed their displeasure and stated that it is time to move on with the trial and begin to focus on other things. The consensus seems to be that the move backfired for Pelosi.