Schumer Reverses Course from Stance during Clinton Impeachment, Demands Trial

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Chuck Schumer
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During the Bill Clinton impeachment, Senator Schumer could not get things over quick enough.

He was among the Senators that called for an immediate dismissal of the charges.

Today, however, he is demanding Democrat Senators be allowed to call witnesses to make the President answer for his alleged crimes.

Oh, the Hypocrisy

On January 27, 1999, Senator Schumer stated, “It seems to me that no good case has been made for witnesses.”

Several days later he would state, “I wonder if the House managers aren’t a little more interested in political theater than in actually getting to the bottom of the facts.”

Two decades later, however, Schumer is singing a different tune.

On Sunday, Schumer stated, “I propose, pursuant to our rules, that the Chief Justice on behalf of the Senate issue subpoenas for testimony by the following witnesses with direct knowledge of Administration decisions regarding the delay in security assistance funds to the government of Ukraine and the requests for certain investigations to be announced by the government of Ukraine: Robert Blair, Senior Advisor to the Acting White House Chief of Staff; Mick Mulvaney, Acting White House Chief of Staff; John Bolton, former National Security Advisor; and Michael Duffey, Associate Director for National Security, Office of Management and Budget.”

He added, “We would of course be open to hearing the testimony of additional witnesses having direct knowledge of the Administration’s decisions regarding the delay in security assistance funds to the government of Ukraine and the requests for certain investigations to be announced by the government of Ukraine, if the President’s counsel or House Managers identify such witnesses.”

Give Them Their Trial

Honestly, I hope Republicans decide to hold a full trial in the Senate.

Let the Dems call their witnesses, but then the Republicans also get to bring people like Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in for questioning.

Furthermore, not blocking the Democrats would prevent them from being able to say the Senate trial was a sham, as we can definitely say about the House hearings.

Trump says he has nothing to fear and until proven wrong, we have to take it at face value.

This is our chance to expose Biden for what he really is and, personally, I think Republicans would be foolish to pass it up.

If they do go right to a vote, the Trump presidency will forever be marred as a rigged presidency, one that was fixed by Senate Republicans who feared the truth.

I may be in the minority on this but if there is corruption, I want it exposed, regardless of the individual committing the crime.

I have yet to see any evidence that says Trump did something wrong so I say bring it on, hold a full trial, and let the chips fall where they may.

If we do, I believe the Democrat field will be short at least one candidate when all is said and done.

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