‘Gambit does not seem to have worked’: Tapper doubts Pelosi’s impeachment strategy

CNN host Jake Tapper questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy of withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he has the votes needed to pass a set of impeachment trial rules that does not include further testimony from witnesses. Part of Pelosi’s strategy of withholding the articles was to pressure Republicans into allowing witnesses to speak in the Senate.

Tapper noted that McConnell’s announcement derailed any hopes Pelosi could have of changing the trial in the Senate, no matter how long she holds onto the articles. During an interview with Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell, Tapper said, “With
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