Sen. Lindsey Graham claimed that next week the impeachment will be turned over to the Senate after being withheld by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi refused to turn the articles of impeachment over to the Senate since they passed the House on Dec. 13.
She also tried to use the articles as leverage to get the Republican-controlled Senate to change the trial rules to include further testimony from witnesses.
However, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he has the votes to keep the rules in their current form, leaving Pelosi with little hope.
South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham appeared in an interview on Hannity, and explained that he believes impeachment will reach the Senate next week without Republicans giving any concessions to Nancy Pelosi.
“The Pelosi impeachment dam has broken. You’ve had five Democrats come out today and say, ‘Send over the articles.’ You said it was urgent. If you believe it to be urgent, send it to the Senate for disposition,” Graham said.
He added, “She’s losing Democrats in the Senate. The impeachment dam of Nancy Pelosi is about to crack. Hats off to Mitch McConnell for playing this very well. We’ll take the trial up next week.”
On Thursday morning, Nancy Pelosi lost the support of one of her committee chairmen, as well. Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith called for Pelosi to pass the articles over to the Senate, saying, “It is time.”