Hey Congress, I Want You to Get Busy

 

The war drums have stopped; the rifles have dropped.

This morning, President Trump announced a de-escalation of tensions in Iran and Iraq. Thank God for this. No one wants war. We hope and pray tensions will continue to ease and differences will find peaceful resolution.

Those who claimed President Trump was seeking war as a diversion from the articles of impeachment approved by the House of Representatives appear to have been mistaken on two fronts. First, Trump avoided war and has sought to reduce the recent tensions in the Middle East. Second, and perhaps more relevant to this claim, Nancy Pelosi has so far refused to transmit any formal notification of impeachment to the Senate.

President Trump appears to not fear a Senate trial and in fact has stated he wants to get on with the proceeding.

Speaker Pelosi, we implore you, for the sake of our republic, to move this process along.

Many believe the House process was flawed, improper and even illegal. Others believe it was more than appropriate and uncovered seriously dangerous and illegal behavior by President Trump.

Regardless what everyone believes, the House passed the articles of impeachment in very short order based on claims by Reps. Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler that the nation’s very existence was at stake. If our nations future is at risk, this process should not be delayed or held up for solely political reasons.

The United States Constitution empowers the House with the sole authority to conduct impeachment hearings. The House, whether appropriate or not, did its job. Now, it is time to continue the process in the Senate.

The House did its job. Its sole job.

The Constitution empowers the Senate with the sole authority to try a person who has been impeached.

Let the Senate do its job. Its sole job.

The impeachment process is stuck between chambers because the House refuses to relinquish power over the impeachment process and seeks to usurp the Senate’s constitutional authority by dictating terms and conditions related to the Senate trial before transmitting the requisite documents for the Senate to conduct its trial.

In other words, the House leadership is demanding a quid pro quo, just like they have accused President Trump of doing. Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler are withholding a vital public benefit from the Senate in exchange for a public pronouncement that the Senate will do what they demand.

Hmmmm. Just what they impeached the president for.

Perhaps we should impeach all members of the House.

Or, House, let’s just get to work. Do your job! Send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Your actions are adversely affecting our nation. Your political ploys are nothing but games. You are playing games with the nation, to the detriment of our standing in the world and your own standing in the nation.

Get to work! Do your job. Let’s move on and forward.

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