Gabbard Criticizes Pelosi Over Possible Delay In Sending Articles To The Senate

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can't "make up the rules" as she goes along.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard broke with the Democratic Party again this week, after the Hawaii representative voted “present” as the House voted on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

According to USA Today, Gabbard criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her suggestion that she might delay sending articles of impeachment to the Senate until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guarantees they will receive a fair hearing.

The Democratic presidential candidate said Pelosi’s move “surprised” her.

"I think that you can't kind of just shift and change and make up the rules as you go along," Gabbard on Thursday during an interview with Hill.TV. "If you're going to pursue this process, you've got to let it play out the whole way through."

After the House voted in favor of the two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of power and the other for obstruction of Congress — Pelosi said she was unsure when she would pass the process off to the Senate for a trial.

"I’m not prepared to put the managers in that bill because we don’t know the arena we are in," Pelosi said during a press conference. “Frankly, I don’t care what the Republicans say.”

Gabbard was the lone Democrat to vote “present” during the proceedings on Wednesday.

USA Today noted that “the first article, abuse of power, passed with a 230-197 vote, and the obstruction of Congress article passed with 229-198.”

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Comments (21)
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Brewster
Brewster

I like Tulsi Gabbard! Wish more Democrats did, as well.

Xspook
Xspook

If you don’t have an opinion when it’s time to vote, you don’t get to voice your opinion afterwards.

AngieGrogan
AngieGrogan

Why doesn't she just admit that she's a republican and stop all of the "I'm a Democrat" bs.

WAO
WAO

She has earned a place on my list of people whose opinions are of absolutely no consequence.

PlainDarkSedan
PlainDarkSedan

Shut up, Gabbard. You're embarrassing yourself.

Winedude
Winedude

She’s a DINO...and a political whore!

MotherPence
MotherPence

Tulsi Gabbard has been in congress a year and a half and clearly thinks she's in Pelosi's league. She's not. Like Susan Collins, she likes personal publicity that has nothing to do with any accomplishment, or even an interesting idea, on her part. Who cares what she "thinks"? Seriously.

PatriotnotRethug
PatriotnotRethug

STFU GABBARD..You have one job. VOTE for those you represent..you SAT ON THE FENCE. ..go back and sit on it and sit the election out. You are a waste of space up there in DC. You act more Rethug then Dem so go represent Trunts.

If Trump bails on 2020 its my guess they go to you or Nikki so is that why you didn't want to piss off the boss?

cvurek
cvurek

Give me a break. She's trash.

cvurek
cvurek

Yep, she's a plant.

jwald1
jwald1

She will be a foxnewz host soon.

Topher0450
Topher0450

She is a Russian plant on the Democratic Party. She should not be trusted or listened to.

blizlady
blizlady

So why is she criticizing Pelosi? Nancy just wants to see how moscow mitch plans to handle the trial because he already made public statements that trump will be acquitted. Did mitch bribe the senators?

cfswift1
cfswift1

Tulsi is trash ...Pure and simple. She brings nothing to the Democratic Party and I'm so happy she's not seeking re-election... She would have lost anyway. I said when Trump was installed by Putin and she went running to visit Trump she was an idiot and nothing she has done since then has proven me to be wrong about her. She's a disgrace and I don't give one F about what she thinks about Pelosi, impeachment or anything else for that matter. Go join ox Fascist News .....

BCSHelby
BCSHelby

...Mrs. Pelosi holding back the articles, based Mr. McConnell's threats of taking a "kangaroo court" approach to purposely acquit the defendant, is perfectly viable option.

LincolnCat
LincolnCat

She is either not paying attention, at all, or doing her thing of being a Republican in Democrat (ragged) clothing. She promotes herself as a 'rebel' and the 'solution' to division when she is as divisive as they come. I totally mistrust this woman and her mixed (and never explained when they change abruptly) messages.

HatesBS
HatesBS

And she says she's a democrat? She's an idiot.


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