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Watch: Fuming Chuck Schumer Says It’s A ‘Grand Tragedy’ No Impeachment Witnesses To Be Heard In Senate

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In the immediate aftermath of the Friday vote blocking new witnesses in the Senate regarding the partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump, a fuming Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the moment a “grand tragedy.”

“To not allow a witness, a document, no witnesses, no documents, in an impeachment trial is a perfidy,” a visibly upset Schumer said to reporters on Friday evening.

“It’s a grand tragedy, one of the worst tragedies that the Senate has ever overcome,” he added.

As noted by The Hill, the Senate voted 49-51 to block witnesses, paving the way for President Trump’s acquittal. Republican Senators Mitt Romney (UT) and Susan Collins (ME) both defected, joining the Democrats to vote in favor of new witnesses.

Ahead of the vote, Mr. Schumer zeroed-in on Senate Republicans.

“If my Republican colleagues refuse to even consider witnesses and documents in this trial, this country is headed towards the greatest cover-up since Watergate,” the leading Democrat railed, The Hill reported.

“If my Republican colleagues refuse to even consider witnesses and documents in the trial, what will the president conclude?” Schumer added. “We all know: he’ll conclude he can do it again, and congress can do nothing about it. He can try to cheat in his election again, something that eats at the roots of our democracy.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, it was the vote of moderate Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK) that effectively killed the Democrats attempted to prolong the partisan impeachment.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) effectively killed Democrats’ hope for a prolonged trial when she released a statement on Friday stating that she was not in favor of calling new witnesses.

“I worked for a fair, honest, and transparent process, modeled after the Clinton trial, to provide ample time for both sides to present their cases, ask thoughtful questions, and determine whether we need more,” the Republican said in a statement released Friday. “The House chose to send articles of impeachment that are rushed and flawed. I carefully considered the need for additional witnesses and documents , to cure the shortcoming, but ultimately decided that I will vote against considering motions to subpoena.”

“Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate. I don’t believe the continuation of this process will change anything,” continued Murkowski. “It is sad for me to admit that, as an institution, the Congress has failed.”

Another potential swing vote, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) announced Thursday that he, too, would vote against witnesses.

“I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the U.S. Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense,” Alexander announced. “There is no need for more evidence to prove that the president asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter; he said this on television on October 3, 2019, and during his July 25, 2019, telephone call with the president of Ukraine.”

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. chris

    February 1, 2020 at 2:23 am

    What Chucky the clown need witnesses for, he’s been saying he has all the proof for the last 3 yrs???

  2. Daniel Brofford

    February 1, 2020 at 2:59 am

    If Don Le’mon thinks we will not vote for trump because him and his idiot friends think that we don’t want them calling us stupid only shows they are stupider then they say we are lol

  3. Daniel Brofford

    February 1, 2020 at 3:09 am

    😂😂😂 this is so funny. The democrats do have some stupid people who believe their nonsense but for the most part Americans are to smart to fall for their BS.

  4. 2WarAbnVet

    February 1, 2020 at 4:38 am

    That isn’t what this hypocrite said in 1999.

  5. RP

    February 1, 2020 at 7:27 am

    What happened to the over 1 million documents turned over in the Mueller hearings. What happened to the whistle blower making false accusations? If the man’s identity is supposedly hidden and he isn’t allowed to be cross examined, then you can only assume that he is making false accusations. Why wasn’t even the transcript of the IG turned over for examination? What was Schiff hiding from the Republicans. You can assume that not allowing the people to examine the records, the testimony was not in their favor. Isn’t concealing documents considered obstruction of Congress? Schiff should be investigated for both infractions.

  6. Steve

    February 1, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Schumer anger isn’t that the senate won’t allow witnesses, documents, or evidence is because the congress was supposed to handle this part during their investigations. If the Senate had seen evidence the outcome would have been very different. The democrat congress failed to do their job. I suspect Schumer and Schiff will become the scapegoats, the rest of their party will throw them under the bus. More than likely Pelosi will survive but I’m sure many heads will roll. The best scenario or outcome would be to see Gabbard and Klobuchar quit the race and replace Pelosi and Schumer as democrat leaders, then they could move their party back to being true Democrats. Until then the whole party has become way to radicalized and dangerous.

  7. Rudolph L koch

    February 1, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Schumedr needs to be voted out of office here in NY, and go back to swindling selling used cars.

  8. Bobby P

    February 1, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Shummer is an Obtuse Cretinous Nefarious Dick Head Varlet & Blaggard !

  9. Deplorable

    February 2, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Schumer actually said it correctly. The Senate overcame the tragedy that the democrat controlled House handed them.

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