Geraldo Rivera called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, saying Thursday that Democrats are “distracting” him over a “tacky phone call.”

“I think that this is a lame-duck exercise, political exercise. This is a faux impeachment. They have to get this over. Do they realize that they are distracting the Commander-in-Chief of the United States on the tacky phone call he made to a Ukrainian president?” Rivera said while co-hosting “The Five.” “Get this damn thing over with. It was a mistake to begin with and to persist in torturing this man and distracting the entire country for nothing … Get it over with.”

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“You know he’s going to be acquitted,” Rivera added. “And it’s been a huge distraction and I think it’s an embarrassment for the Democrats.”

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