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As Pelosi plays games with impeachment, what next for GOP?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Pelosi is withholding the articles of impeachment. It is unclear how long she will do it, but it seems they will be withheld at least until Jan. 7. That alone will delay a Senate trial significantly. (In the Clinton impeachment, the House vote was on Dec. 19, the articles were sent to the Senate the same day, and the trial began Jan. 7.) In the limbo Pelosi has created, almost anything seems possible. During the House impeachment inquiry, Republicans often complained that Democrats did not observe basic rules of fairness. Now, if there ever is a trial, the Senate Republican majority can also do what it wants. And whatever they choose, Pelosi's gamesmanship will likely make the GOP more united.