The Senate impeachment trial has officially begun. And, of course, Democrats are already complaining.
House Democrats ignored Republicans’ concerns when they pushed a rushed, unfair, and incomplete inquiry.
Yet now, after all their games, they accuse Mitch McConnell of doing the same thing.
With the trial about to begin, he announced the rules, and Democrats are not liking them.
From Daily Wire:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced on Monday that he is giving House Democrats’ impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s legal defense team 24 hours each to make their opening arguments stretched over a two day period starting this Wednesday.
And here’s an update:
“NEW: The organizing resolution has been changed to allow both sides to have THREE day instead of just two to give their 24 hours of arguments.”
It appears McConnell is giving the House and Trump’s lawyers a strict timeline to hand in their opening arguments. They have three days to make their cases before the Senate.
If they miss this deadline (because, perhaps, one side wants to delay everything), they lose their chance to present their arguments.
This looks like is another move by McConnell to prevent Democrats from dragging out this trial forever. Earlier, he implemented a “kill-switch” rule that would allow the Republicans to move for dismissal if the Democrats tried to stretch this trial out.
As is expected, Democrats are whining about McConnell’s tough leadership.
From Fox News:
The House managers prosecuting the case against President Trump blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed trial rules as “rigged,” just hours before impeachment proceedings are slated to resume on the floor.
Now, there’s a laugh! Democrats accused McConnell of “rigging” the trial after giving them very clear rules on how to proceed.
Rigged? Really Democrats? That’s rich, coming from you. You refused to let Trump and his Republicans call his witnesses during your House inquiry.
Republican lawmakers felt they had to bombard the closed-door hearings just to make a statement.
Even after that, Democrats like Adam Schiff rejected any concerns and requests from his Republican colleagues.
Now they say McConnell’s rules are wrong? How is it wrong to require a realistic timeline to submit their opening arguments?
Democrats have been working on this case since last fall. If they can’t lay out their case in 24 hours on the floor, they’ll never be.
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