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Washington D.C. – Speaking at a weekly press conference, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) discussed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s embarrassment over conducting such a partisan and unfounded impeachment process, which is proven by her hesitation to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate and her refusal to answer questions regarding impeachment.

“With this being our last press conference [of the year], I guess we’re going to start just where we started with our first one about a year ago – talking about impeachment.  You watched what transformed last night on the [House] floor, it’s something we say all the time: the weakest, the thinnest, the fastest impeachment in U.S. history. [Senator] Schumer even admitted, by asking for more witnesses, that what happened on this floor was wrong.

“Now, we have the Speaker of the House who is so embarrassed…she will not even send [the impeachment articles] to the Senate. She’s so embarrassed, she won’t even take [reporters’] questions. That is not a good legacy to have. She’s admitting defeat by not sending them. By refusing to send the impeachment over, she knows this outcome is not good. She knows the facts are not there, there’s no basis for it. At the end of the day, the American public needs to move on.

“…I wish you all a very, very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”