Do you trust the Senate to conduct impeachment fairly? | The Tylt
Do you trust the Senate to conduct impeachment fairly?
McConnell released the ground rules for impeachment—rules that will ensure impeachment ends quickly and even possibly ignore the evidence from the House impeachment hearings. Here's how the New York Times described's McConnell's rules, and the response from Democrats:
Mr. McConnell’s trial rules, which limited each side’s arguments to 24 hours over two days, gave the White House a helping hand at the outset and drew swift anger from Democrats. The rules left open the possibility that the Senate could not only decline to hear new evidence not uncovered in the House impeachment inquiry, but could also sidestep considering the House case against Mr. Trump altogether — although such a vote is considered unlikely.
“Under this resolution, Senator McConnell is saying he doesn’t want to hear any of the existing evidence, and he doesn’t want to hear any new evidence,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader. “It’s a cover-up, and the American people will see it for exactly what it is.”