Partisan rancor on display as senators explain their positions in Trump trial

Posted on AllSides February 4th, 2020
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate’s top Republican exhorted fellow senators on Tuesday to acquit President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, warning that the fate of the republic depended on it, even as his Democratic counterpart called Trump a threat to democracy.

The partisan rancor in the dueling speeches by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer underscored the wider polarization in the country over Trump’s impeachment on charges arising from his dealings with Ukraine.

McConnell urged the Senate, which is controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans and...

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