White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham on Sunday blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats for delaying handing over the articles of impeachment to the Senate because they “don’t have the guts” to complete the process.
Grisham told “Fox & Friends” that the Democrats “impeached a president who did absolutely nothing wrong, and now they don’t have the guts to see it through and send it over to the Senate.”
“Now she’s just going to hold on to these things. It’s like she’s taken her toys and gone home,” Grisham continued. “It’s really, really unfortunate, because the president does deserve due process, and the president does deserve to be acquitted. And this country deserves to know that their president did absolutely nothing wrong.”
Pelosi said she would temporarily withhold the articles of impeachment – the House approved for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress last Wednesday – until Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlines a fair structure for conducting the trial on whether to remove Trump from office in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Grisham said she doesn’t “see any positives” from Pelosi holding up the charges.
“I mean, this is dangerous for our country,” she said. “And I think the American people know that. So I think there are no – there is nothing good about anything with this process, let alone her holding onto things.”
Trump has demanded an “immediate” trial in the Senate so he can be acquitted of what he’s described as a “witch hunt” over his July phone call with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky.
Democrats claim Trump held up nearly $400 million in military aid to force Zelensky to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 political rival.
Grisham said the White House had been hoping for a quick trial, but “clearly that’s not going to happen right now.”
“It looks like the House Democrats have thrown our country into chaos for absolutely no reason,” she added.
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