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McConnell shoots down Schumer's offer on Senate impeachment trial rules

Posted on AllSides December 17th, 2019
From The Center
US Senate, Impeachment Trial, Impeachment Rules, Witnesses, Donald Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday tore into an initial offer from Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on impeachment trial rules.

McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor, described the proposal from the Democratic leader as "dead wrong" and warned that it "could set a nightmarish precedent for our institution."

"The Senate Democratic leader would apparently like our chamber to do House Democrats' homework for them. He wants to volunteer the Senate's time and energy on a fishing expedition," McConnell said.

McConnell's comments are the first time he's responded...

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