To send over the articles when the majority leader, Mr. McConnell, has declared that he will breach his oath, that he will not do impartial justice in accordance with the Constitution, but plans to act on cue and in accordance only with the defendant in this case would be no trial at all.
In Kyiv, Pompeo was to meet Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose July 25 phone call with Trump triggered the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment.
"And the president has continued to try to thwart the efforts of Congress to investigate with Mr. [Robert] Mueller".
The White House has rejected that narrative. But witnesses testifying before the House this fall told lawmakers that they were told Trump had put a hold on the aid in mid-July.
"I think we need to hear the opening arguments from the house managers from the President's attorneys, ask questions ourselves as we did in the Clinton trial and vote on whether we need more witnesses and more documents", she said.
On December 18, the House of Representatives approved two charges against the Republican leader: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump will become the third president in U.S. history to face impeachment, which requires the backing of 67 of the 100 senators to happen.
On Thursday's "CNN Newsroom", Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) stated that he would "support" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if she refuses to send over the articles of impeachment unless the Senate will allow witnesses at the trial.
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Following the House impeachment vote, the Senate Republican leader accused House Democrats of "partisan rage" that will create a "toxic new precedent that will echo well into the future".
In the meantime, McConnell has freely admitted to coordinating with the Trump administration in Trump's defense.
"For the very first time in modern history we have seen a political faction in Congress promise from the moment a presidential election ended that they would find some way to overturn it", McConnell said last month.