Trump Says Impeachment Trial 'Timing' Designed to Hurt Sanders
President says delay of impeachment articles design to hurt candidate
President Donald Trump alleged that the delay of the impeachment process, orchestrated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was designed to force Bernie Sanders to be bogged down in the Senate trial during the Iowa caucuses.
On December 18, House Democrats passed two articles of impeachment against Trump, but Pelosi withheld the articles from the Senate for almost a month.
Now the senators who are running for president, including Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bennet, and Sanders, will be stuck in Washington, D.C., for the impeachment trial.
But candidates such as Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are free to campaign through Iowa ahead of the Feb. 3 caucuses.
The President claimed that the House speaker's decision to withhold the articles was designed to harm Sanders’s presidential bid.
“They are rigging the election again against Bernie Sanders, just like last time, only even more obviously."
"They are bringing him out of so important Iowa in order that, as a Senator, he sit through the Impeachment Hoax Trial.”
“Crazy Nancy thereby gives the strong edge to Sleepy Joe Biden, and Bernie is shut out again."
....Joe Biden, and Bernie is shut out again. Very unfair, but that’s the way the Democrats play the game. Anyway, it’s a lot of fun to watch!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2020
"Very unfair, but that’s the way the Democrats play the game. Anyway, it’s a lot of fun to watch!”
Sanders himself said the system was rigged after being asked about his election loss to Clinton in 2016.
Speaking to Kasie Hunt on MSNBC, Sanders said he would have beaten President Donald Trump if the election against Clinton not been “rigged against” him.
"No, some people say that if maybe that system was not rigged against me, I would have won the nomination and defeated Donald Trump,” Sanders said.
“That’s what some people say.”