After several witnesses were called by the House to testify about President Trump’s relations with Ukraine, many are wondering just how many more will be brought in. Unfortunately, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can’t give an answer.
During an interview on Sunday, Pelosi stated she has “no idea” when the House’s impeachment inquiry will end and noted that the decision is up to the Intelligence Committee. She went on to say she is unsure the depositions would be wrapped up by the end of the year.
“We’re out for Thanksgiving — doesn’t mean depositions couldn’t be taken during that time,” stated Pelosi. “And then when we come back — by then, maybe a decision or maybe they have more hearings.”
“House Democrats eager to impeach President Trump are struggling to galvanize public opinion, a major challenge that has delighted the White House and flummoxed Capitol Hill investigators who say they’re running short on time.
Pelosi added even after the House ends their inquiry, they still have to make a decision regarding voting to impeach the president. She said the decision depends on if the president will comply with lawmakers and present them with evidence relating to Ukraine relations — including the original transcript of the July phone call.
“The president could come right before the committee and speak all the truth if he wants,” she said. “He could do it in writing — he has every opportunity to present his case.”
A total Impeachment Scam by the Do Nothing Democrats! https://t.co/aFTQe293JF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2019
Thus far, the White House has refused to cooperate with the inquiry and the president has said impeachment efforts are a scam.
Going into next week, House Democrats have called eight more witnesses to publicly testify –including Kurt Volker and Gordon Sondland.