They have no power in the Senate…
The Senate impeachment trial is starting and the first day was very action packed. There was a “shouting match well after midnight” between both sides with “Trump’s legal team unload[ing] on Democratic impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler.”
“Nadler spoke in support of the eighth amendment of the day proposed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ground rules for the impeachment trial. Schumer’s eighth proposed amendment, issued as the clock struck midnight, was to issue a subpoena for former National Security Adviser John Bolton, who has reportedly described Trump’s conduct as akin to a ‘drug deal.’”
However, Nadler was not able to alter McConnell’s Senate rules and decided to throw a fit and say “only guilty people try to hide evidence.” Trump’s legal team then proceeded to destroy him saying, “This is the United States Senate. You’re not in charge here.”
The Senate ended up sticking with McConnell’s rules in an ending vote of 53-47.
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