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Pelosi: Trump is 'impeached for life'

Added 01-12-20 06:57:02pm EST - “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a recent interview that President Trump has been "impeached for life" regardless of how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) handles the upcoming Senate trial.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Pelosi: Trump is 'impeached for life'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Lawmakers mull Trump's war power, next steps with Iran Democrats conflicted over how to limit Trump's war powers Trump assails 'Impeachment Hoax' in Saturday morning tweets MORE (D-Calif.) said in a recent interview that President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS troops knew about attack on al-Asad airbase, were able to take shelter: report Democrats expand ground game to woo Latinos in Nevada Trump tweets message of support to Iranian protesters: 'Your courage is inspiring' MORE has been “impeached for life” regardless of how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump assails 'Impeachment Hoax' in Saturday morning tweets How the House destroyed its own case for the Trump impeachment Congressional leaders have been shadow boxing on impeachment MORE (R-Ky.) handles the upcoming Senate trial.

“This president is impeached for life regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell,” she during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday “There is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that.”

Pelosi’s remarks comes as she has continues to delay sending articles of impeachment brought against Trump, which charge him with abuse of power and obstruction of justice, to the Senate since the Democratic-led voted to impeach him weeks ago. 

Pelosi has said that the move to withhold the articles, which has prompted backlash from McConnell and Trump over the past few weeks, was made in effort to put pressure on the Senate, where Republicans hold control, to ensure a fair trial.  

A number of Republican senators have been planning for what they hope to be a speedy acquittal for Trump ahead of the expected impeachment trial in the upper chamber. McConnell has also said that he does not plan to be an "impartial" juror during the trial and has said he'll be in "total coordination" with the White House leading up to the trial.

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