Dem Calls for Mcconnell to Recuse Himself From Impeachment After He Says He’ll Coordinate With the WH

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On Thursday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared on Fox News where he revealed what his strategy will be when the impeachment trial reaches the Senate: by coordinating with the White House. And now at least one House Democrat has said that the Kentucky lawmaker needs to recuse himself as he’s now violated his oath as a juror.

McConnell told Sean Hannity, “I’m going to coordinate with the president’s lawyers so there won’t be any difference between us on how to do this.”

He added:

“The president’s counsel may or may not decide if they want to have witnesses. The case is so darn weak coming over from the House, we all know how it’s going to end. There’s no chance the president’s going to be removed from office.”

Watch McConnell’s interview below:

Democratic Congresswoman Val Demings (Fl.) wasn’t happy with McConnell’s admission of his strategy.

In a statement, she wrote, “The Constitution requires that after articles of impeachment pass the House of Representatives, the president must be given a fair trial in the Senate.” She continued:

“Senator McConnell has promised to sabotage that trial and he must recuse himself. No court in the country would allow a member of the jury to also serve as the accused’s defense attorney.”

Demings added, “The moment Senator McConnell takes the oath of impartiality required by the Constitution, he will be in violation of that oath. He has effectively promised to let President Trump manage his own impeachment trial. The Senator must withdraw.”

Senate Republicans have started suggesting that they don’t want to call any witnesses in the Senate trial of the president. Such a process would shorten the trial and also keep Democrats from calling their own witnesses that might provide further testimony against the president similar to the string of testimonies in the lower chamber.

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Craig
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And I want the six Senators then, who have run or are currently running to replace Trump to be disqualified for bias. So there.

Phyllis Softa
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On the upside, we will no longer hear R’s contending that Trump should be afforded the same rights guaranteed to all defendants in a criminal trial. We, as a country, can not claim the POTUS can not be indicted for his crimes while in office, then demand the impeached defendant is entitled to the same rights as a private citizen. And seriously, without the public admission by McConnell, did anyone believe he was NOT going to coordinate with the WH? In the same interview, he broke the news that the would not be turning the impeachment hearing into Trump’s investigation… Read more »

Peter
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Coming from Democrats, who for the past several weeks have proven to the world that they have no clue at all as to what “impartial” or “fair” means. Or the meaning of the word “justice”, is priceless! How easy it is for Democrats to flip from one side to another at a moments notice, when ever it suits them. Do they really think no one notices the blatant hypocrisy and corruption that they show every time they do this?

Sherri
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Dems need to get out of their hypocrisy bubble.

Nancy Assaf
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It’s funny how they cry when the same tactics that they use are then used against them.

Friend
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I think these fools are some of the most arrogant, bitter, dishonest, hypocritical and downright unamerican threats to this country that we have ever stood against. In my opinion they should all be drug out in the street and shot…. And yes, I actually believe that with all my heart.

william jackson
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Never—-NEVER happen. D-RATs need to stop howling at the moon.

Sherri
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The dems were just fine with the Schiff & Nadler shows. Now they whine because Trump will be able to call who he wants and present evidence the Dems don’t want out there. To bad. Be careful what you ask for Dems. The left asked for this! Pelosi admitted they’ve been working on impeachment since day one. Now the tables will turn. Bye dems. Hasn’t been nice knowing you!

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