Democratic Senator Chris Murphy warned that his party will not allow the Senate impeachment trial to devolve into a “showcase for wild, right-wing conspiracies.” Murphy made the ironic remarks while speaking to CNN opinion host Wolf Blitzer yesterday.
When Blitzer asked Murphy whether Democrats will consider allowing Republicans to call Hunter Biden and the left-wing “whistleblower” as witnesses, Murphy said no.
Blitzer said: “You know your leader, the Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, wants these four current and former White House officials to testify: Robert Blair, John Bolton, Michael Duffey, and Mick Mulvaney. If the Republicans say, ‘Yes, they can testify,’ would you be willing to go along [if they want to call Hunter Biden and the whistleblower as witnesses]?”
Murphy said no way, and suggested that allowing Republicans to call their own witnesses will turn the partisan impeachment spectacle into an even bigger circus than Democrats have made it.
“We’re not going to turn the Senate into a circus for conspiracy theories that the right-wing media machine is dreaming up,” Murphy said. “Our job, under the Constitution, is to hear the impeachment charges that have been given to us by the House of Representatives. And the impeachment charges surround a set of facts relative to the [alleged] withholding of aid to Ukraine in order to get them to interfere in an American election.”
Murphy continued: “We should absolutely hear from witnesses to the facts surrounding impeachment. We should not turn the Senate into some showcase for wild, right-wing conspiracy theories.”
Fact check: President Trump did not withhold aid to Ukraine. In fact, he gave more military and financial aid to Ukraine than Barack Obama ever did. Moreover, both the Ukrainian president and foreign minister have repeatedly stated that Trump did not pressure them to do anything in exchange for the aid.
Republicans want to call Hunter Biden and the Democratic “whistleblower” to testify because they are material fact witnesses whose actions were the catalysts for the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
Democrats did not allow Republicans to call any of their own witnesses in the Democrat-House impeachment proceedings. And now they want to deny Republicans their right to call witnesses of their choosing in the GOP-led Senate. Unfortunately for Democrats, they can’t control how the Senate conducts the impeachment trial.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News host Sean Hannity last week that there was “zero chance” the president would be removed from office.
McConnell said: “The case is so darn weak coming over from the House. We all know how it’s going to end. There is no chance the President is going to be removed from office. My hope is that it will be a shorter process rather than a long, lengthy process.”
Meanwhile, multiple new polls show that impeachment is backfiring spectacularly on Democrats.
Even a new CNN poll shows that support for impeachment hovers at just 45%, while opposition is at 47%. This is the fourth poll that come out yesterday (Dec. 16) showing more opposition than support for the sham impeachment.
President Trump’s approval ratings have risen steadily since Democrats launched their sham impeachment on September 24. And this is according to the latest CNN poll — a poll that routinely oversamples Democrats.
Meanwhile, new polls show President Trump beating every single Democratic candidate — despite the Left’s impeachment stunt.
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