White House spokeswoman: ‘Dangerous’ for Pelosi to hold impeachment articles from Senate

White House spokeswoman Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamTrump’s Dingell insults disrupt GOP unity amid impeachment CNN’s Bolduan fights tears, tells Debbie Dingell she’s ‘tired of getting emotional on air’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — Pelosi looks to play hardball on timing of impeachment trial MORE said Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump blasts ‘unfair’ impeachment, ‘extreme leftists’ in speech to young conservatives Sunday shows preview: 2020 race heats up as impeachment moves to Senate Global health is the last bastion of bipartisan foreign policy MORE (D-Calif.) holding on to the impeachment articles is “dangerous” for the country.

Grisham told Fox News’s “Fox & Friends Weekend” that she did not “see any positives” in Pelosi withholding of the articles from the Senate after the House passed them last week.

“I mean, this is dangerous for our country,” she said. “And I think the American people know that. So I think there are no — there is nothing good about anything with this process, let alone her holding on to things.”

The spokeswoman said she believes Pelosi “overplayed her hand,” adding that she thinks the case for impeachment is weak and that the GOP-majority Senate is unlikely to convict President TrumpDonald John TrumpClyburn to White House: ‘I am not going to be intimidated’ Trump to headline event for evangelicals in the new year Brazil’s Bolsonaro says Trump won’t pursue steel, aluminum tariffs MORE

“And she knows that when it gets over to the Senate, there will be actual evidence introduced and actual witnesses that will show even more that this president did nothing wrong,” she said. “So now she’s just going to hold on to these things. It’s like she’s taken her toys and gone home.”

Grisham added that the White House is hoping for a quick Senate trial but is not expecting that right now. 

“It looks like the House Democrats have thrown our country into chaos for absolutely no reason,” she said. 

The Senate will try Trump in January after the House passed two articles of impeachment against him last week. Pelosi has delayed passing along the articles to the Senate, saying that Senate leaders first need to meet to determine the rules for the trial and whether there will be witnesses. 

Senate Democrats are requesting additional witnesses after the White House blocked several key administration witnesses from testifying in front of the House. Republicans argue the Democrats should have ensured they had a stronger case before moving to the Senate.

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