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Nancy Pelosi has no leverage on impeachment and will fold

Matt Mackowiak, Washington Times

Mrs. Pelosi may understand the House, but this unforced error has proven that she does not understand the Senate. She faces two bad options in the new year. She can fold and gain no concessions from Mr. McConnell or she can effectively prevent the Senate from ever holding a trial. In the latter case, Mr. McConnell may well hold an acquittal vote in the Senate, which would require 51 votes. Mrs. Pelosi has a weak hand and decided to bluff. Mr. McConnell then called the bluff. In early January, the cards will be turned over and the pot will be awarded. This was all entirely foreseeable. How did the “brilliant tactician” Pelosi so badly misjudge this situation?