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McConnell Strikes Down Schumer’s Demands For Senate Impeachment Trial Rules


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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer just got put in his place by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who shot down the Democrat senator’s deal he wanted to strike on impeachment trial rules in the Senate, should the Democrats’ impeachment attempt against Trump pass the full House vote and be left to the Senate.

Schumer’s proposition for how he and the Dems want the Senate impeachment trial to go includes calling in 4 additional, new witnesses.

However, McConnell isn’t having it.

He described Schumer’s proposal as “dead wrong” and said that it “could set a nightmarish precedent for our institution.”

In his rejection of Schumer’s offer, McConnell delivered this blistering statement,

“The Senate Democratic leader would apparently like our chamber to do the House Democrats’ homework for them. He wants to volunteer the Senate’s time and energy on a fishing expedition to see whether his own ideas could make Chairman Schiff’ sloppy work more persuasive than Chairman Schiff himself bothered to make it.”

McConnell also pointed that Schumer “wants to write a completely new set of rules for President Trump. The same process that Sen. Schumer thought was good enough for President Clinton he doesn’t want to afford to President Trump. Go figure.”

Take a look:

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