Attempt to let Trump off with just a vote to dismiss impeachment charges proved too much for even the normally compliant Republicans could stomach.
“In an impeachment trial, every Senator takes an oath to do ’impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws,″ Pelosi wrote. ”Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or the Constitution.”
Pelosi called it “great day for the Constitution of the United States, a sad one for America that the president’s reckless activities necessitated us having to introduce articles of impeachment.”
The Democratic-majority House is expected to approve the charges against Trump next week, but the Republican-controlled Senate is likely to acquit him after a January trial.