You are the news now

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (1)  (0)

A dozen senators, not Trump, will decide who testifies in Senate impeachment trial


Added 12-07-19 05:11:02pm EST - “President Trump's characterization of how a Senate impeachment trial might go glosses over the reality of who gets to call the shots.?” - News.yahoo.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “A dozen senators, not Trump, will decide who testifies in Senate impeachment trial”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

To hear President Trump tell it, he will be ordering up witnesses to appear before the Senate in an impeachment trial as if they were hors d’oeuvres on the bar menu at the Trump Hotel. 

“If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate,” Trump tweeted Thursday, speaking to House Democrats. “We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is.”

But Twitter, as they say, isn’t real life. Trump’s characterization of how a Senate impeachment trial might go glosses over the reality of who gets to call the shots. 

The White House can request witnesses, but ultimately it’s up to all 100 senators. And with the Republicans holding a 53-47 majority, there’s a group of a dozen or so Republican senators who hold all the cards when it comes to whether someone like Hunter Biden is called to testify.

There is little chance House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be called to testify. The idea that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff would be hauled into the Senate is also highly implausible. Same for the whistleblower. It’s harder to know about Hunter Biden.

Read more...

Anonymous comments are welcome, just check the "Comment Anonymously" box before submitting your comment. Note: Comments are free and open until someone ruins it. Don't dox, promote violence, etc. Be nice and have fun.

CLICK TO SHARE

COMMENTS VIA TWITTER






BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE