Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected an initial offer from Sen. Chuck Schumer Tuesday regarding his requests for a potential impeachment trial in the Senate; calling his proposal a “fishing expedition.”
“The Senate Democratic leader would apparently like our chamber to do House Democrats’ homework for them. He wants to volunteer the Senate’s time and energy on a fishing expedition,” McConnell said.
“McConnell’s comments are the first time he’s responded to Schumer’s offer, sent on Sunday night, which outlined Democrats’ opening proposal on how to handle the Senate’s looming impeachment trial,” reports The Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 17, 2019
“The preferable path would have been an in-person conversation, which none the less, I still hope to pursue,” McConnell added.
Senate Mitch McConnell dismisses Sen. Chuck Schumer's proposal to call live witnesses: "Those who have been eagerly hoping for impeachment are starting to scramble." https://t.co/gZeA2x1TQ9 pic.twitter.com/HrwZFbhn7E
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 17, 2019
“The Democratic leader wants to write a completely new set of rules for President Trump,” said the Senate Leader. “The same process that Senator Schumer though was good enough for President Clinton he doesn’t want to afford President Trump, go figure.”
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Source: The Hill
CRYIN' FOUL: Schumer Warns Senate Impeachment Trial Could be ‘Very Partisan, Very Unfair’ for Democrats
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is already complaining about a potential impeachment trial in the US Senate; saying the process will likely be “very partisan” and “very unfair” for Democratic lawmakers.
“As you know, the House is expected to vote on the Articles of Impeachment this week. Assuming the Article are adopted, the Senate will serve as a court of impeachment. Conducting an impeachment trial in the Senate is an incredibly solemn responsibility,” said Schumer.
“Senate Democrats believe strongly that the trial must be fair, and it’s very important that the American people judge it to be fair,” added Schumer, complaining Senator Mitch McConnell’s handling of the process has been “very partisan, very slanted, and very unfair.”
Schumer is already complaining about a potential Senate trial calling it “Very Partisan, Very Slanted, Very Unfair”
What does he think of how the House has been handling things?
Democrats wanted a Partisan Impeachment and now that they got one, they’re complaining. pic.twitter.com/KVJu1TXwye
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 16, 2019
Watch Sen. Schumer’s comments above.
SCHUMER SLAMMED: White House Calls Schumer’s Demand for ‘Impeachment Fairness’ a ‘Laughable Quote’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was widely panned Monday for his demands for “impeachment fairness” should a trial be held in the US Senate.
“’Let us hope that fairness will prevail’ a laughable quote from @SenSchumer this AM….after the dems release an ‘impeachment report’ in the middle of the night. Thankfully the people of this country continue to see the partisan sham that this is,” posted White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on social media.
“Let us hope that fairness will prevail” a laughable quote from @SenSchumer this AM….after the dems release an “impeachment report” in the middle of the night. Thankfully the people of this country continue to see the partisan sham that this is.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) December 16, 2019
“He should have talked to Schiff, Nadler, and Pelosi. They dropped their demands for this testimony when it became apparent that witnesses were going to seek court guidance on competing demands. Schiff dropped the ball,” added Sen. John Cornyn.
He should have talked to Schiff, Nadler, and Pelosi. They dropped their demands for this testimony when it became apparent that witnesses were going to seek court guidance on competing demands. Schiff dropped the ball. https://t.co/BgCKrJVRnA
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) December 16, 2019
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Source: New York Post