Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to stall any acquittal in the ongoing impeachment trial Friday; vowing to use “whatever power” he has to “prevent it from being rushed through.”
“There is no agreement between Leader McConnell and myself” on next steps in the Senate’s impeachment trial, Sen. Chuck Schumer added.
"There is no agreement between Leader McConnell and myself" on next steps in impeachment trial, Sen. Chuck Schumer says.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 31, 2020
“We are going to use whatever power we have to prevent it from being rushed through, but right now there is no agreement,” he confirmed.
'CAN'T MAKE THIS UP': Chuck Schumer’s Guest Booted from Impeachment Trial Over GPS Ankle Bracelet, Felony Charges
Chuck Schumer’s personal guest to attend the Senate’s ongoing Impeachment trial was removed Wednesday stemming from issues related to his electronic ankle bracelet and multiple felony charges.
“Scenes from the impeachment trial: Schumer invited Lev Parnas to be his personal guest today at the trial. Minutes ago, Parnas was ejected from the gallery…because he’s wearing an ankle bracelet mandated bc he’s a criminal defendant accused of serious felonies!” posted Sen. Ted Cruz on Twitter.
The best way to sum up this whole debacle is to understand that Senator Schumer’s desire for Lev Parnas to attend the Senate trial apparently cannot be accommodated because Mr. Parnas has an electronic ankle bracelet imposed upon him by the court. You can’t make this up.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 29, 2020
“The best way to sum up this whole debacle is to understand that Senator Schumer’s desire for Lev Parnas to attend the Senate trial apparently cannot be accommodated because Mr. Parnas has an electronic ankle bracelet imposed upon him by the court. You can’t make this up,” added Sen. Lindsey Graham.
BREAKING: McConnell REJECTS Pelosi’s Impeachment Demands, Says Her Party's ‘Turn is Over’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sharply rejected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s demands regarding any impeachment trial; saying the Democratic Party’s “turn” in shaping the process “is over.”
“Their turn is over. They’ve done enough damage. It’s the Senate’s turn now to render sober judgment,” McConnell told lawmakers Friday. “We can’t hold a trial without the articles. The Senate’s own rules don’t provide for that.”
.@Senatemajldr on House Democrats: "Their turn is over. They've done enough damage. It’s the Senate’s turn now to render sober judgment as the framers envisioned."
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 3, 2020
“Will we fulfill our duty to conduct a fair impeachment trial of the president of the United States or will we not? That is most pressing question facing this Senate,” said Sen. Schumer moments later. “The country just saw McConnell’s answer to that question. The answer is no.”