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McConnell Shoots Down Schumer’s Push For Key Witnesses At Senate Impeachment Trial

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) threw cold water on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) request to subpoena crucial witnesses for the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

“The Senate is meant to act as judge and jury to hear a trial, not to rerun the entire fact-finding investigation because angry partisans rushed sloppily through it,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.
The GOP leader argued that agreeing to Schumer’s proposal would set a “nightmarish precedent for our institution.”
“If the Senate volunteers ourselves to do House Democrats’ homework for them, we will only incentivize an endless strain of …read more

Source:: TPM


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