U.S. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists.
As the uncertain politics of the effort to remove Trump from office collide with critical year-end legislative deadlines, Washington, for the first time in recent memory, appears intent on demonstrating its capacity to multitask. Lawmakers and White House officials are eager to project the image that they’ve been focused on anything but the polarizing proceedings that are increasingly consuming their days and nights.
Even President Donald Trump, no stranger to unpredictability and drama, could only marvel at the week of Washington whiplash.
“This has been a wild week,” he said Friday morning as he played host to the president of Paraguay in the Oval Office.