The House of Representatives Rules Committee met to “set the rules” for the upcoming debate around Trump’s impeachment. The rules, made for the House’s vote, which is to occur this week, will set the stage for the Senate proceedings.
If the House successfully votes to impeach Trump, the Senate will then hear this case. Part of the rules being laid out is the House Dems’ request to call upon four witnesses to testify in the Senate. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) replied to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) request by saying that he wouldn’t allow a “fishing expedition” to take place on the more dignified Senate floor.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) December 17, 2019
As is typical for a Democrat, Schumer wasn’t happy with McConnell’s answer and took to Twitter to voice his complaints.
Senator Mitch McConnell has not offered one argument as to why the witnesses I suggested should not give testimony.
Impeachment trials have witnesses.
Why does Senator McConnell oppose having a trial that hears from relevant witnesses?
What is he afraid of? pic.twitter.com/WNNAPENcLm
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 17, 2019
Schumer claims McConnell (and the White House) are afraid of what will come out during the trial.
There’s nothing to be afraid of other than perpetuating a blatantly false narrative about President Trump’s great work!
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