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Analysis: Nancy Pelosi Is Giving Joe Biden A Leg Up Before Iowa

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she would be sending articles of impeachment over to the Senate next week.

Pelosi’s announcement came more than three weeks after the House formally voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

Pelosi is sending over the articles of impeachment without securing any of the concessions she demanded from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — concessions she insisted were a prerequisite for sending the articles.

But her delay in starting the impeachment process will have accomplished one thing: taking Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts off the presidential campaign trail right before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses.

Regardless of whether or not it was Pelosi’s intention, her otherwise-fruitless delay in sending the articles to the Senate will have sidelined the two most anti-establishment Democratic candidates at a crucial point in the primary.

Sanders is currently leading the field in both Iowa and New Hampshire, while Warren is hovering around the 15% threshold for receiving delegates in both states, according to RealClearPolitics’ polling averages.

Taking both senators off the campaign trail would give an advantage to former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, both of whom are in contention to win Iowa and New Hampshire, and neither of whom are as far to the left as Sanders and Warren.

“Of course it matters,” Warren told Politico of being stuck in Washington, D.C., while other candidates are campaigning. “We just did a 3½-hour selfie line. Don’t tell me it doesn’t matter to do face to face.”

The Senate trial is estimated to last between two and six weeks. (Former President Bill Clinton’s Senate impeachment trial, for reference, lasted five weeks.)

Assuming the trial begins next week, even if the process lasts two weeks, that will keep Sanders and Warren largely contained to Washington, D.C., until days before the caucuses begin.

If the trial lasts three weeks or longer, Sanders and Warren are likely to still be in the nation’s capital on the day of the caucuses. A four-week trial would almost certainly cause the two senators to miss the New Hampshire primaries as well.

Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Michael Bennett of Colorado would also be stuck in Washington, but none of them are currently among the frontrunners.

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  1. I have posted this several times and find it not only to be amusing but relevant

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  2. Few not one the Left have ever agreed with Speaker Pelosi’s policies, ideology or actions in office…or, for that matter, in her private life when on considers the financial gains her husband and she have achieved while she is in office. But no thinking person would ever think that anything that this talented women does is without thought or purpose. A good presumption would be that of the current choices for the Democrat nomination for President, Mr. Biden is the one that would pose the least danger to re-election of Democrat office holders to the House of Representatives. Ignore her words of praise; words mean little…or nothing. Any nominee other than Biden insures that a multitude of Democrat voters stay home. So…now we know the real purpose of the holding up delivery of the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Biden may fail; he has a tendency to engage mouth before starting brain. But Ms. Pelosi will have done all she can to save her majority in the House of Representatives.

  3. 30.8% of Iowans own guns. Creepy Joe gives them speeches about his gun control. If Joe wins Iowa, we can be fairly certain that democrats in Iowa don’t own guns. That’s a really good thing for the rest of Iowa!

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