Whether or not you agree with her politically, Nancy Pelosi is a very shrewd politician. Deciding to hold up the Senate trial of President Trump was an unbelievably bad decision. There was absolutely no chance of her pressuring Senate Republicans. She finally bowed to the inevitable and caved in.
Last month the House was moving at warp speed to get the impeachment done. Refusing to submit it to the Senate has no constitutional basis. The House could have called the witnesses she wanted but didn’t want to take the time to go to court.
We will soon have the trial. Everybody knows how it will turn out. My expectation is that it will quickly disappear from the headlines and will have little effect on the election.
If House Democrats want to come out ahead in November, they ought to start talking about what they are for. Telling voters they did nothing but harass Trump is not a good strategy.