So how do you all on the left feel about Speaker Pelosi holding the managers back? I mean if this was so important that the president needed to be removed immediately, you would think this would be urgent and she would have had managers picked already.
The Democratic Party has a level of accountability the GOP is generally unfamiliar with. While the reds are more forgiving of non-conformities, the Democrats have shown, time and again, that they are not afraid to eat their own children if that is what it takes to right the ship.
You can actually see this now. Clinton is not sitting this race out because of popularity issues, per se. She is doing that because she knows the party will not allow someone who let a quality escape like trump to slip by another chance. Tulsi Gabbard's impending career destruction is also happening for the same reasons.
Pelosi will absolutely lose her position as Speaker if she has the appearance of allowing the Senate to nullify the law and let an obviously guilty president walk. So it becomes necessary to use every tool available to insure that the job is done correctly. This will include things like delays, additional charges, and yes, requiring the Senate come up with a plan that sees this all the way through. The longer this drags out, the more pressure this exerts on Senate GOP members. Please keep in mind, it is an election year for them too. Doubling down, and trying to appeal to right wing bases simply will not be an option, given how purple most of these states are becoming. This is a far more complicated Demon Trap than most of you on the right truly understand.
Given the overwhelming odds that Shumer will be the Senate Majority Leader January after next, there is a huge amount of pressure to be exerted on the GOP. McConnell will keep talking -although in more and more compromised terms- but the fact of the matter is that the GOP will need to do everything they can to have the appearance of a fair trial with an appropriate and acceptable result. And even that may not be enough, as they have a much larger number of at-risk seats, including McConnell's own.