Senate Should Charge Pelosi with ‘Obstruction of Congress’

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Senate urged to charge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with obstruction of Congress

The Senate should charge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with “obstruction of Congress” for refusing to hand over articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Speaker Pelosi is refusing to hand the articles over to the Senate for a trial after they were passed by the Democrat-led House of Representatives on Wednesday evening.

In the words of the very articles she is withholding, Nancy Pelosi is guilty of “obstruction of Congress.” reports: And unlike President Trump, Speaker Pelosi has no constitutional basis whatsoever for refusing the request of one of the two houses that make up the legislative branch.

For weeks, Democrats have insisted that the president needed to be impeached and removed from office as soon as possible. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), in his House Intelligence Committee report, declared: “Given the proximate threat of further presidential attempts to solicit foreign interference in our next election, we cannot wait to make a referral until our efforts to obtain additional testimony and documents wind their way through the courts.”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) argued at the December 9 hearing on that report: “We agree that when the elections themselves are threatened by enemies foreign or domestic, we cannot wait until the next election to address the threat.” He made the point again during the House debate on impeachment Wednesday: “The threat is urgent. If we do not act — now — what happens next will be our responsibility as well as his.”

And Speaker Pelosi herself, opening House debate on the articles of impeachment Wednesday, declared: “If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty.”

Yet just hours later, after House Democrats had done her bidding and impeached the president, Pelosi told journalists that she was not yet prepared to deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate. She claimed not to have decided yet who the House “managers” of the trial in the Senate would be.

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are both complaining that Republicans will not offer a “fair trial” in the Senate — that is, a fair trial for the prosecution, not for the president.

Yet even Schumer himself, in arguing for additional witnesses to be called in the Senate, told CNN as recently as Monday morning: “We’re not trying to be dilatory. We’re trying to have the kind of justice America is known for, which is swift but fair justice.”

Now, however, Pelosi is dragging her feet, amidst reports that she will not transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate until early January.

It is not clear why the Senate needs to wait: Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution says clearly: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.”

Regardless of the formal transmission of documents, the Constitution allows the Senate to hold a trial as soon as an impeachment takes place in the House.

But Pelosi is claiming otherwise, apparently relying on the advice of left-wing law professors and the support of liberal legal analysts on cable news. She is no longer rushing the process; she is now obstructing it, knowing that there is no two-thirds majority for removal in the Senate, which may even dismiss the charges as unconstitutional.

Unlike Trump, who can cite text and precedent in resisting subpoenas, Pelosi’s delay is unlawful and unprecedented.

Nancy Pelosi is therefore guilty of obstruction of Congress.

She will fail, but just as the Democrats have told us for weeks that the president can be impeached for “attempting” to do something they consider wrong, Pelosi, too, can be held accountable to attempting to undermine the Constitution.

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell loses patience and moves to dismiss the impeachment, he should add another charge — against Pelosi, for contempt.


  1. The laws that the leftist cabal in the district of criminals are numerous and growing. When are the people going to take a stand and vote them out then, bring charges against them. Bribery, theft, treason, sedition, murder, Rico violations, “obstruction of Justice”, that one makes me laugh…. Lying to congress, these house members and senators have told more lies than those in any other vocation other than maybe lawyers. We need rope….

  2. Refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the senate unless they allow her to set the senate rules (a direct violation of Art 1 sec 5 para 2) is so bazaar as to be laughable.

    The Senate, if they cared, could get a federal judge to issue a “writ of mandamus” with a deadline for sending the impeachment charges to the senate. Then if she fails to perform, she could face criminal charges for “Abuse of Power” and “Obstruction of Congress” – the very charges she levies except these will be real charges from a grand jury.

    If she appealed to the federal courts to resolve the dispute, she would be doing exactly what Trump did for which they fabricated the Obstruction of Congress charge – going to a federal court for relief is now illegal. The Chiefs justice as the constitutionally mandated presiding officer of the trial could do this, but that would take the fun out of it.

    The adults seem to be staying out of it, but the Abuse of Power charge is worse than a thought crime. Trump said that under Article 2 he could do whatever he wanted regarding firing Mueller (a true statement). The Mueller context has been repeatedly left off misrepresenting the quote out of context to be a universal statement. Even if that misrepresentation, the basis for the “Abuse of Power” charge were true, it would be protected Free Speech and nothing but an opinion. Instead, it is a thought crime based on a thought that he never expressed. So the actual offence is that they say his interpretation of Article 2, an opinion he never acted upon, differs from the Speakers interpretation. If this were a real dispute over the Constitution, one would go to the courts to resolve it, but now going to the courts constitutes “obstruction of congress”, for which one can be impeached so we have what a computer programmer calls a due loop.

    The reductio ad absurdum would allow any future Speaker of the House to impeach any official who thinks, or is even rumored to think differently than they, including all of the members of the senate if they refuse to convict and all federal judges who ever rule against the will of the Speaker. Joe Stalin would love this stuff. When I first saw this I thought of the pot calling the kettle black. The next year should be fun to watch as the rats scurry. We have the best congress money can buy, so we might as well sit back and enjoy the show.

    • I keep expecting Trump to hire a real attorney. 250 years worth of lawyers making public policy and then hedging the laws with even more confusing laws has caused this crap.

  3. The low IQ drunken slag needs to be either offed or jailed. Preferably taken out violently. Its the only way democrap scum know.

  4. Pelosi charge with Obstruction of Congress.
    They left out charging her turning her city into a schiff hole. Selling out America for money and power. Lying to the America’s people and bad breath to name a few. Don’t worry America. Justice is coming and soon all will know what really been going on about all those who are against America.

  5. Nobody is going to charge NanPo (or any other Democrat) with anything. Dems get a pass to run riot. McConnell is even talking about using Dem rules for the trial. So much for immediate acquittal. You can’t make it up…

  6. That’s a start, but in reality most of the Democrat leadership should be charged with treason. Not for disagreeing with our policies, but for the following reasons.
    1. Conspiring to overturn the will of the people.
    2. Removing constitutional rights from the people.
    3. Breaking their oaths to support and defend the constitution.
    4. Bringing false charges and in some cases bogus judgements on political adversaries.


  7. 2 1/2 years in the making to impeach and they have nothing in all that time except now that they have voted to impeach they hold the documents from the Senate. This holding phase is simply a stall tactic to protect themselves from further investigation into their corrupt dealings, no wonder Pelosi is stalling, her comments about this investigation of Trump goes far back even before he was elected. Can she be held for pre-planned obstruction towards President Trump and what will AG Barr find or has found.

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