McConnell has released his new impeachment trial rules and the media isn’t happy with them:
JUST IN: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell proposes impeachment trial rules with no guarantee that witnesses will be called to testify pic.twitter.com/3j9wblV74K
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 20, 2020
Witnesses and evidence are what are used to determine the outcome of a trial.
The only way to not call witnesses is to have decided the outcome of the trial in advance, which Senate Republicans under the leadership of Mitch McConnell, proudly boasts they will accomplish.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) January 20, 2020
Mitch McConnell proposes impeachment trial rules with NO guarantee that witnesses will be called to testify
— Zaid Sabah (@ZaidSabah) January 20, 2020
There’s no guarantee for witnesses! Oh my!
That’s not all they don’t like…
In a 4-page resolution, Mitch McConnell said that the impeachment trial opening arguments would begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Each side will be given 24 hours to present their case over just a two-day period.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 20, 2020
NEW: Mitch McConnell will allot a total of 24 hours per side for opening statements in President Trump's impeachment trial. The time must be confined to two working days.
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) January 20, 2020
Sen. Chuck Schumer slams Mitch McConnell’s organizing resolution, which compresses House arguments over 2 days as “a national disgrace.”
— Alex Bolton (@alexanderbolton) January 20, 2020
Two whole days for opening statements? I was hoping it could all be done in a single day.
If you want to read McConnell’s proposed rules, which still need to be voted on tomorrow, you can do so below:
Or you can click this PDF link here…