House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's belief that she can bluff Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the impeachment of President Donald Trump "verges on requiring a psychiatrist," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.
"McConnell's entire career has been on bluff," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "He wrote a great memoir called 'The Long Game.' If she would sit down and read his memoir and see how Mitch thinks . . . he must be sitting over there today having coffee and laughing at this whole spectacle. She has no leverage on him. None. It makes her look weak and foolish."
Pelosi is continuing to stall articles of impeachment passed against Trump in as part of a bid to get new witnesses called to testify before the Senate, saying she wants to know what the rules of a trial would involve before she forwards the documents charging Trump of abuse of office and obstruction of Congress.
"It's hard for me to explain what Speaker Pelosi thinks she is doing," said Gingrich on Monday. "The more she plays games, the more she devalues the impeachment process and turns it from a historic event to just politics,' said Gingrich. "I can't quite fathom it, because they know from the polling numbers that the longer this goes on, the stronger President Trump is getting. They know they are looking more and more like a party that's purely political in the worst sense of the word."
Pelosi's actions also are benefitting the Republican Party and Trump himself, said Gingrich.
"You look at the amount of money that Nancy Pelosi has raised for Donald Trump," he said. "He ought to send her a beautiful thank you note, saying that 'no one has done more to finance my campaign than you have, Nancy. Please spend the next six months convincing people your party is brain dead.'"
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