Joe Kennedy: Pelosi handling impeachment the right way

Rep. Joe Kennedy on Sunday defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision not to send, at least not yet, the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate.

“I think the Speaker is doing everything she can to ensure that there is as fair and open and transparent a process as there can be, particularly given the weight of the evidence,” the Massachusetts Democrat said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The House approved two articles of impeachment Dec. 18, voting almost entirely along party lines. The next step is for the Senate to hold a trial with the 100 senators acting as jurors and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding, but Pelosi has yet to send the articles over, saying she wants the Senate to set the rules for the trial first.