Dem Law School Professor Jonathan Turley, who served last month as a House Judiciary Committee academic witness, says Nanci Pelosi ‘Destroyed’ Democrats’ Case For Impeachment.
Shortly after testifying, Turley took to the Los Angeles Times to let Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats know that they rushed the Impeachment case. “The problem is that this is the thinnest record of any modern impeachment as well as arguably the shortest impeachment investigation in history,” Turley wrote in the Times.
Fox News reports, Turley has written a blog post that is simply scathing of Pelosi’s decision to delay the formal transmission of impeachment articles from the House of Representatives to the Senate in a failed attempt to extract procedural concessions from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as to the conduct of a prospective impeachment trial.
“From the outset, the ploy of Pelosi withholding the House impeachment articles was as implausible as it was hypocritical,” Turley wrote yesterday in a column entitled, “Pelosi’s Blunder: How the House Destroyed its Own Case for Impeachment.”
“There was no reason why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would make concessions to get an impeachment that he loathed,” he continued. “More importantly, just a couple of days earlier, House leaders insisted that some of us were wrong to encourage them to wait on an impeachment vote to create a more complete record. Pelosi previously insisted that House committees could not pursue direct witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton because there was no time to delay in getting this impeachment to the Senate. She then waited a month and counting to send the articles over to the Senate.”
“The fact is that Pelosi played into the hands of McConnell by first rushing this impeachment forward with an incomplete record and now giving him the excuse to summarily change the rules, or even to dismiss the articles,” Jonathan Turley later added.
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