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Republicans ramp up calls for Hunter Biden to testify in impeachment trial


Added 01-20-20 03:11:02am EST - “Cruz has argued that if witnesses will be allowed in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, a rule of reciprocity should be implemented.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Republicans ramp up calls for Hunter Biden to testify in impeachment trial”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In a Fox News interview Sunday morning, Ted Cruz said Democrats were "terrified" of hearing testimony from Hunter Biden.

Whether witnesses appear in the Senate trial has been a point of tension among Democrats and Republicans following last month's House vote to impeach President Trump, though some Republicans have said they want witnesses to appear.

Cruz has called for a rule of reciprocity if witnesses are allowed, meaning the defense could call a witness for every witness called by the prosecution. 

Four Senate Republicans need to join Democrats in order to allow witnesses in the impeachment trial. 

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, said Sunday that Democrats were "terrified" of hearing testimony from Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, as part of President Donald Trump's impending impeachment trial in the Senate. 

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