Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) said the vote to block witnesses was about Senate Republican misconduct than the misconduct of Trump.
Senate Republicans Accused Of Misconduct
Cardin said on CNN, “Yesterday was more about the misconduct of the Senate than the misconduct of the president. The Senate led by the Republicans failed to carry out their constitutional responsibility for a fair trial, and regardless of how you feel about whether this is a removable offense or not, the Senate has a constitutional obligation to conduct a trial, and you can’t conduct a trial without hearing from the witnesses and looking at the documents.”
“Yesterday was more about the misconduct of the Senate than the misconduct of the President," Democratic @SenatorCardin tells @smerconish after the Senate voted to block any witnesses from being called in President Trump's impeachment trial. https://t.co/fwdGBK8GBO pic.twitter.com/r7URltUC2I
— CNN (@CNN) February 1, 2020
McConnell’s Cover-up is going to follow Senate Republicans Through The Election
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thought that he could brush Trump’s impeachment under the rug and move on, but that is not what’s happening. McConnell created a moment that the entire country will remember in November. Democrats have been looking for a concrete moment to tie Senate Republicans to Trump’s corruption and crimes for years, and McConnell gave it to them on a silver platter, but he betrayed the independence of the Senate to protect Donald Trump.
Mitch McConnell jammed through an acquittal for Donald Trump, but the process, he indicted his own Senate majority and set the stage for their defeat in November.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association