Chief Justice Roberts Calls For Civility at Impeachment Trial

Headline Roundup January 22nd, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts, who is currently presiding over President Donald Trump's (R-FL) impeachment trial, took time out of Tuesday night's hearing to call for both sets of house managers to be more civil. Roberts took exception to name calling by both sides of the aisle (excluding senators who are required to be silent), specifically by White House counsel Pat Cippolone and House manager Jerry Nadler, urging the two sides to remember that they're "addressing the world's greatest deliberative body."

Coverage of Roberts' statements from all sides of the political spectrum focused on the intensely partisan climate that has so far characterized the impeachment process.

Chief Justice Roberts Calls For Civility at Impeachment Trial

From the Left
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued a stern warning to the House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s counsel in the final hours of the first day of the Senate impeachment trial after speeches by both sides began to feature personal attacks.

Both House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler and White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow called each other liars; Nadler accused senators of treachery; and Sekulow said it was Nadler who was being treacherous.

“It is appropriate at this point for me to...

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts admonished the House managers and the president’s counsel after a fiery back and forth during the debate over amendments to a resolution outlining the rules and format of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Roberts said he felt he had to "admonish" both sides "in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world's greatest deliberative body. One reason it has earned that title is because its members avoid speaking in a manner, and using language that is not conducive to...

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From the Right
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, admonished Trump’s team and House impeachment managers early Wednesday after the sides traded insults.

“I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and president’s counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world’s greatest deliberative body,” Roberts said in one of the few times he commented on Tuesday or so far Wednesday.

“One reason it has earned that title is because its...

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