If Bernie Sanders is stuck in D.C. for an impeachment trial, AOC could campaign for him
Added 12-07-19 11:11:02pm EST - “A prolonged impeachment trial in the Senate would sideline as many as five Democratic presidential hopefuls in the run-up to the first votes in the 2020 race. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez could play a key role for the Vermont senator.” - News.yahoo.com
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Welcome to 2020 Vision, the Yahoo News column covering the presidential race. Reminder: There are 87 days until the Iowa caucuses and 361 days until the 2020 presidential election.
With the prospect of an impeachment trial in the Senate looming, the five senators remaining in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination are preparing for what is likely an unwanted obligation just weeks before the first votes of the 2020 contest are cast. They’ll be stuck in Washington, while their rivals vigorously campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week told her colleagues to begin drafting articles of impeachment against Trump for his “failure to faithfully execute the law” in his dealings with Ukraine.
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold its second public impeachment hearing Monday. If the Democrat-led House approves articles of impeachment against Trump, they would be sent over to the Republican-controlled Senate for a trial that would likely begin in January.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bennet would serve as jurors in a trial that, if history is any indication, could last five weeks or more and require them (by rule) to be in attendance up to six days a week — effectively sidelining them from the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3 and the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 11. Trump has suggested he would like former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff among other witnesses to testify, and Senate Republicans have talked openly about a prolonged trial disrupting the race.
I guess some billionaires figured it'd be a lot cheaper to spend a few hundred million to buy the American presidency than paying their fair share in a #WealthTax so that everyone can succeed. I put an ad on Bloomberg TV to let them know—I'm not backing down from this fight. pic.twitter.com/cULpOZYKoh
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) December 4, 2019
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