Senate Leader Mitch McConnell masterfully called out Nancy Pelosi on the Senate floor this morning for her partisan celebration of Trump’s impeachment yesterday with “golden pens on silver platters”:
.@Senatemajldr: "The Speaker distributed souvenir pens to her own colleagues emblazoned with her golden signature that literally came in on silver platters. The pens literally came in on silver platters. Golden pens on silver platters. A souvenir to celebrate the moment." pic.twitter.com/rw2JMoSc6W
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 16, 2020
You should listen to the whole speech, but here’s a snippet that caught my attention:
I seem to remember Democrats falling over themselves to say they did not see impeachment as a long-sought political win. House Democrats said over and over that they recognized the gravity and the seriousness of this action. And of course, they had only come to it reluctantly.
Well nothing says seriousness and sobriety like handing out souvenirs, as though this were a happy bill signing instead of the gravest process in our Constitution. This final display neatly distills the House’s entire partisan process into one perfect visual. It was a transparently partisan performance from beginning to end.
McConnell went on to discuss the Framers’ warnings about impeachment being used as a partisan weapon in the House, and said that’s why the Framers didn’t give the full power of impeachment to the House.
Watch the clip above for much more…