Since the House of Representatives' historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump the President has been raging at rallies and on Twitter about what he claims is a sham process.
Now, attention is on the Republican-dominated Senate and how it will conduct the trial of the President.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) indicated that she will hold off on delivering articles of impeachment to the Senate until she's sure that it will conduct a fair trial, with the possibility of bringing forth witnesses that Trump barred from testifying before representatives.
Trump, unsurprisingly, is not on board with the decision.
Pelosi gives us the most unfair trial in the history of the U.S. Congress, and now she is crying for fairness in th… https://t.co/sEE4cnTws2— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1577108313.0
Pelosi's concerns aren't without merit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he would be coordinating the trial at the instruction of White House Counsel. Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scoffed at the idea that he would be an impartial juror, despite the fact that senators must take an oath of impartiality before the trial begins.
Pelosi indirectly rebutted Trump on her own Twitter account.
The House cannot choose our impeachment managers until we know what sort of trial the Senate will conduct. Preside… https://t.co/PEfmRYVexD— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) 1577107922.0
People are applauding Pelosi for her leadership in the aftermath of the vote.
I stand in awe of our Speaker. She did not drag out hearings or widen focus to get impeachment, which I advocated,… https://t.co/VmQKPjE1MT— Harry Godwyn (@Harry Godwyn) 1577112878.0
Nancy Pelosi is right to hold onto Articles of Impeachment. As Trump said on December 3: "When it's fair — and it… https://t.co/v3BfKehwdw— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin) 1577115803.0
McConnell is contemplating a trial which knowingly suppresses documents, witnesses and testimony from people who wo… https://t.co/eeyHOkVc1M— Simon Rosenberg (@Simon Rosenberg) 1577109429.0
@SpeakerPelosi You are exactly right to wait until the Senate agrees to a fair trial procedure.— Robert Boyle (@Robert Boyle) 1577108100.0
Others weren't buying Trump's attempts to smear Pelosi.
The House of Representatives followed due process as laid out in the US Constitution @SenateMajLdr and the… https://t.co/rnWliPLkwG— Edward Hardy (@Edward Hardy) 1577112600.0
The House doesn't conduct trials, but this is what happens when you elect a corrupt Constitutionally-illiterate neo… https://t.co/etUVHegyVz— DC - Reagan Conservative Against Trump (@DC - Reagan Conservative Against Trump) 1577122578.0
Trump doesn't care where an impeachment trial is held. He just needs his followers to think he was treated unfairly… https://t.co/4mAwT0LSqf— CrassLauren (@CrassLauren) 1577135948.0
In a reversal of his remarks before Pelosi's decision, McConnell now says he's open to hearing from previously withheld witnesses.