Democrats are now trying to make demands after months of forbidding House Republicans from “taking part in closed-door hearings in the basement of Congress and refusing to even allow Republicans to select a single witness in the impeachment charade.” According to Trending Politics, “the Democrat-controlled House will more than likely vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday.”
If this happens, the impeachment trial will begin in January in the GOP-controlled Senate. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is already trying to make demands.
A letter from Schumer to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlines a series of “proposals and witnesses he wants to take part in the Senate’s impeachment trial.”
Schumer Kicks Off Senate Impeachment Negotiations With Absurd Request for Senate (JURY) to continue 'Investigation' https://t.co/O72yvNNfXi
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“Senate Democrats believe strongly, and I trust Senate Republicans agree, that this trial must be one that is fair, that considers all of the relevant facts, and that exercises the Senate’s ‘sole Power of Impeachment’ under the Constitution with integrity and dignity,” said Schumer.
McConnell and Schumer are said to be meeting this week to discuss the details of how the impeachment trial will proceed. However, if they can’t reach an agreement, the Senate will hold a vote.