McConnell: Pelosi Refuses to Release Impeachment Articles Because She’s Afraid, Unrelated to Fair Trial

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McConnell: Pelosi Refuses to Release Impeachment Articles Because She’s Afraid, Unrelated to Fair Trial
EDWIN MORA
19 Dec 2019 3:37
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday lambasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), often described as fearless and even never-daunted, as “too afraid” to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate that were approved mostly along party lines with three Democrats defecting.

On the Senate floor Thursday, McConnell accused Pelosi of suggesting “that House Democrats may be too afraid … to even transmit their shoddy work product to the Senate.”

Referring to the development as “comical,” McConnell said Democrats who stressed the urgency of the process now seem “content to sit on their hands.”

McConnell, one of the top Republican leaders who has been holding the party together against the impeachment-fueled onslaught against Trump and his allies, taunted Pelosi’s threat to withhold the articles of impeachment until the GOP agrees to a fair impeachment trial.

“This particular House of Representatives has let its partisan rage at this particular president create a toxic new precedent that will echo well into the future,” McConnell said from the Senate floor Thursday.

“Looks like the prosecutors are getting cold feet,” McConnell mused in remarks on the Senate floor after the House voted to impeach Trump along party lines.

Three Democrats defected, voting against at least one of the articles, while the Republicans remained together in their opposition.

House Democrats impeached Trump on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump joined the impeached president’s club as its third member.

Historically, the House sends the articles of impeachment approved in the House to the upper chamber — the Senate – for a trial.

Pelosi, however, appears to be doing what she knows best, playing legislative games. She has threatened that the Democrats would only send over the impeachment articles until she gets what she wants — the promise of a “fair” Senate process.

“We’ll make a decision… as we go along,” Pelosi told reporters Wednesday, adding that “we’ll see what the process will be on the Senate side,” Fox News reports.

“We have acted,” Pelosi continued, repeatedly refusing to commit to sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. “Now, they’ll understand what their responsibilities are, and we’ll see what that is.”

Many Republicans have balked at Pelosi’s request because they believe Democrats denied them a fair trial while Pelosi sat by and watched the show.

McConnell’s speech on the Senate floor came after House Democrats voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, Senate majority leader McConnell deemed the House impeachment vote — which passed without the support of a single Republican — as “the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history.”

Impeaching Trump became an obsession for many Democrats soon after he took office.

Speaker Pelosi has vowed not to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Republican-controlled Senate until they agree to make the Senate trial fair. House Republicans repeatedly made similar requests, but the Democrat majority ignored them.

So now, Democrats are complaining that Republicans are denying them the legislative commodities that just a few weeks ago they gleefully refused GOP lawmakers.

Pelosi’s threat not to release the articles of impeachment until she gets what she wants is a surprise move that plunges Congress’s timeline of Trump’s trial in the Senate into even more uncertainty.

WND EXCLUSIVE: MEDIA BLACK OUT 200,000 MARCHING AMERICANS – Where’s This Information in Mainstream Media? It Would Be Hard to Keep 200,000 Marchers Quiet I Would Think!!!

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MEDIA BLACK OUT 200,000 MARCHING AMERICANS

Media black out 200,000 marching Americans

News outlets slammed for ignoring massive pro-life event
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An estimated 200,000 people joined in a March for Life in Washington, D.C., bringing to the streets in front of Congress their plea for protection of the unborn.

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It was double the number of people that go to even the biggest football games or indoor concerts.

Yet the establishment media was virtually absent.

WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah has joined with Media Research Center and more than 20 pro-life groups in denouncing the establishment TV networks for failing to cover this year’s March for Life, held last week.

According to MRC, CBS was the only major broadcast network that covered the march – and the coverage was limited to 15 seconds during a discussion of moderate Republican opposition to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

In the meantime, NBC, ABC and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo did not mention the march at all.

“It’s not surprising when the big media ignore large gatherings in Washington – year after year – of hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists, but it is unprofessional and betrays their absolute bias,” Farah said.

Other organizations that have joined MRC in condemning the establishment media include the Catholic League, Liberty Council, the Hispanic Leadership Fund, Concerned Women for America and Human Life International.

Troy Newman, co-author of “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time,” said he thinks the media are trying to protect a certain narrative about abortion.

“The March for Life is the largest annual civil rights march in the world,” Newman told WND. “For the national media to acknowledge this fact would contradict their premise that 1) abortion is a good thing; 2) the country is firmly pro-abortion; and 3) the pro-lifers are a small, insignificant group of religious extremists.”

Newman is president of Operation Rescue and a member of the MRC coalition, continued.

“In my humble opinion, the media is an extension of the far left – it reports only the approved propaganda and ignores the obvious truths. George Orwell’s ’1984′ has come to life in 2015 – the national media is the ‘Ministry of Truth.’”

Farah agreed that the media are becoming Orwellian.

“As a journalist, senior newspaper executive and media entrepreneur for more than 35 years, I’m genuinely ashamed at what my industry has become,” Farah said. “Not only do they avoid debate and discussion of the sanctity of life, they seek to distort the issue by hiding gatherings with the vigor one would expect only in a totalitarian, closed society with a government-controlled media.”

MRC President Brent Bozell did not hold back, blasting the media for their lack of coverage.

“If these were a few dozen hipsters protesting corporate profits while taking selfies with iPhones, the networks would have wall-to-wall coverage,” Bozell said. “The media cannot be bothered to cover 200,000 pro-lifers who came to Washington in the middle of winter to march for the unborn.

“It’s shameful. If you’re throwing Molotov cocktails at police officers, the media will provide sympathetic coverage to your cause,” he said. “If you’re standing up for the most vulnerable in our society, the media turn a deaf ear. With each passing day, the media continue to hemorrhage their credibility.”

Instead of covering the march, the major TV networks devoted time to the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” controversy, sidecar dogs in America and Prince Andrew’s sex scandal, according to MRC.

David Kupelian, WND’s managing editor and the driving force behind the monthly news magazine “Whistleblower,” said: “The big media have been shunning pro-lifers for decades. I remember reporting back in 1989 how the Washington Post devoted a dozen stories to a major pro-choice demonstration in D.C., even providing a map and directions to the upcoming rally. But a year later, the gargantuan ‘Rally for Life ’90,’ which attracted approximately 350,000 according to aerial photos, was graced with one 13-inch story and one photo on page B3.”

At the time, Richard Harwood, the Post’s ombudsman, wrote about the non-coverage this way:

[The pro-life event] stirred no juices at the Post. Many editors were unaware it was taking place … Journalists here, [managing editor Leonard] Downie thinks, not only are not part of the anti-abortion movement, but don’t know anyone who is. The movement is seen as one of those “fundamentalist,” “fringe” things somewhere out there in Middle America or Dixie. Those are not the circles in which we travel or from which we draw intellectual nourishment. As one of last weekend’s editors put it: ‘I didn’t even know this was anything important.

Kupelian is author of “The Marketing of Evil” and “How Evil Works.”

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