Cornyn Response to Pelosi’s Continued Refusal to Send Impeachment Articles


In: All News   Posted 01/09/2020
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‘She has zero leverage and zero right to try to dictate to the Senate how we conduct the Senate trial.’

‘Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to transmit the articles unless her demands are met is a violation of the separation of powers, and it's an unprecedented power grab.’

‘She finds herself in an embarrassingly untenable and unsustainable position.’

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“She has zero leverage and zero right to try to dictate to the Senate how we conduct the Senate trial.”

“The Speaker is trying to make the most out of a very bad situation of her own creation.”

“Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to transmit the articles unless her demands are met is a violation of the separation of powers, and it's an unprecedented power grab.”

“She finds herself in an embarrassingly untenable and unsustainable position.”