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On Friday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that the articles of impeachment adopted against President Donald Trump will finally be sent to the U.S. Senate.

The Democratically-controlled House voted 230 to 197 to impeach the president Dec. 18 of last year. But Pelosi held off sending the articles to the Republican-controlled Senate, which has the sole power under the Constitution to judge President Trump's guilt or innocence, hoping to negotiate with Republican leaders allow witness testimony.

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., seemed dead set against witness testimony, but now it looks like the matter will be decided after the trial opens — the same thing that happened during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

That was enough for Pelosi to move forward.

In our view the sooner this farce gets started the sooner it will be over with. There is no chance of conviction in the Senate. All this has done is stain the president's legacy with a scarlet "I" and taken millions of dollars and countless hours away from the nation's business.

Let's be done with this and move on.

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