19 December 2019

Stop the Clock

Donald Trump was impeached last night by the House of Representatives on two counts: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The matter next moves to the Senate for trial.

The original plan was to refer the matter to the Senate for an impeachment trial next month.

There is now an effort to stop the clock, to wait until the Senate agrees to allow witnesses at the Senate trial and other conditions to make the process more objective (details here and here). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated last night this is something that should be considered.

I hope they end up doing this. Nothing is gained by allowing the Senate to hold a sham trial. If you agree, call your House representative if he or she voted in favor of impeachment and ask him or her to delay forwarding the matter. You can find the telephone number here.

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