The Phase One Trade Deal wasn’t the only signing ceremony on Wednesday as the Impeachment of President Trump moves forward…
(Silver Doctors Editors) It looks like the impeachment is moving forward.
To the Senate, that is, for trial.
Recall that there had been some debate about whether or not President Trump had actually been impeached, since the articles were not actually sent to the Senate.
There is no longer any debate as Pelosi et al. held a signing ceremony on Wednesday, January the 15th, to sign a resolution and then transmit the two articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate.
From 6abc Philadelphia:
Where things stand now, from CNN:
Some analysis, from Fox News:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew criticism Wednesday for handing out commemorative pens — with her name on them — after signing a resolution to transmit two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for trial.
To critics, the tone of the event seemed celebratory — a far cry from December, when Pelosi wore black and insisted on the House floor it was a “solemn” day before the Democrat-controlled body voted to impeach the president on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress allegations. Later, she even cut short two rounds of cheers from Democrats when the articles were adopted.
“Nancy Pelosi’s souvenir pens served up on silver platters to sign the sham articles of impeachment,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted in response. “She was so somber as she gave them away to people like prizes.”
“You know what you hand out pens for? Accomplishments. Like, say, signing a historic trade deal with China,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington added, referencing Trump — who on the same day as Pelosi’s impeachment signing entered a landmark trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the East Room of the White House.