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Pelosi’s Delay Tests Democratic Urgency on Trump’s Impeachment

  • Pelosi, McConnell in deadlock as House seeks leverage on trial
  • Trump and allies ridicule Democrats as Congress begins recess
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WATCH: McConnell saysPelosi and House Democrats have created an "unfair" and "unfinished" impeachment case.Source: Bloomberg
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House Democrats who’ve argued for months that President Donald Trump’s impeachment was a matter of urgent national interest are now being forced to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delay in handing the case over to the Senate.

Pelosi’s top lieutenants, some of whom said they got no heads-up that the speaker was holding back the next step in the impeachment process, brushed aside that there was an intractable stand-off with Senate Republicans. They said the issues would be resolved by Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by early January when both chambers return to Washington from the holiday break.