Nancy Pelosi

Dem Rep: ‘There Was No Joy’ at Impeachment Ceremony

Rep. Jeffries emphasizes seriousness of impeachment, recently labeled McConnell 'Moscow Mitch'

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) said Sunday that "there was no joy" at the ceremony where Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) signed the House's articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

The Never-Ending Impeachment

Column: Efforts to remove Trump didn't start with Ukraine. And won't end there.

Maybe Nancy Pelosi held on to the impeachment articles because she was waiting for her pens to arrive. The fancy commemorative ball points, featuring the speaker's name engraved in gold, that Pelosi gave to colleagues at Wednesday's engrossment ceremony quickly became the subject of mockery. Republicans saw them as emblematic of Democratic partisanship and triviality. "Nothing says seriousness and sobriety like handing out souvenirs," said Mitch McConnell. "As though this were a happy bill-signing instead of the gravest process in our Constitution."

How McConnell Outplayed Pelosi

Column: The Republican leader unified his caucus by relying on precedent

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell was clear when he addressed the Senate December 18: Any impeachment trial of President Trump would follow the precedent established by the trial of President Clinton 20 years ago.