Rep. Clyburn: Delay Sending Impeachment Articles to Senate ‘As Long as It Takes’

Thursday on CNN’s New Day, House Majority Whip James Clyburn declared that he is willing to delay transmitting the House’s impeachment articles to the Senate for “as long as it takes” in order to get concessions on how the trial will be conducted, and that if he were in charge, he would potentially never transmit the articles.

Clyburn said he is willing to hold the articles “As long as it takes. Even if — if [Trump] doesn’t come around to committing to a fair trial, keep those articles here. So, keep it as long as it takes.”

Asked if Clyburn were suggesting that he would possibly never transmit the articles of impeachment, Clyburn replied, “If it were me, yes, that’s what I’m saying. I have no idea what the speaker will do.”

The truth of the matter is that the Democrats know their impeachment dreams will crash and burn in the Senate, so they need to delay matters for a potentially more opportune time.