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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Cory Booker to GOP Senators: ‘History Has Its Eyes on Us’

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) argued on Sunday’s broadcast of “This Week” that senators should not “cave to partisanship and tribalism” during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Booker said, “Look, I worry about this election coming up a lot. And the — I hear Republican arguments that, hey, let’s just let the next —…

Durbin Warns GOP Senators on Impeachment Trial — ‘History Will Find You’

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he hoped Republican senators knew that “history” would find them based on how they vote during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Durbin said, “Donald Trump is on trial for impeachment and the jury, of course, will be 100 senators. But the Senate itself…

Maxine Waters on Hunter Biden Testifying: GOP ‘Can Call Whomever They Want to Call’

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said on Sunday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Weekends” she was not opposed to Republican senators calling  Hunter or Joe Biden in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Witt said, “If the Senate agrees to call witnesses, including some of the Democrats, want to hear from, John Bolton, even Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani,…

Sherrod Brown on Impeachment: ‘Fine’ to Hear from Hunter Biden

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said on Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union” that it would be “fine” to hear from Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden, during the Senate impeachment trial. Brianna Keilar asked, “They can easily call Hunter Biden. Are you prepared for that?” Brown said, “Fine.…

Nadler: GOP Senators Who Want to Negotiate Witnesses Are ‘Part of the Coverup’

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) argued on Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Republican senators who wanted to negotiate on witnesses were “part of the coverup.” Partial transcript as follows: MARGARET BRENNAN: OK. Well, on the question of witnesses, from what we are hearing from Senate Republicans, there will eventually be…

Marsha Blackburn on Senate Impeachment: ‘I Don’t Think You’re Going to See the Witnesses’

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told Fox Business Network on Friday she did not anticipate hearing from witnesses during the Senate’s impeachment trial set to start next week. Blackburn explained the protocol and argued against witnesses in the proceedings. “I think that on Tuesday, we will begin the process of going through the resolution,” she said…

Dem Sen. Van Hollen: GOP ‘for Fixing and Rigging’ Senate Trial, ‘Would Be Complicit...

Friday on “MSNBC Live,” Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) weighed in on the upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate. Van Hollen stressed the need for four GOP senators to call for witnesses in the trial, arguing anybody not for witnesses in the trial would be “fixing and rigging the trial” and “complicit in a cover-up.”…

Pelosi on Lev Parnas: ‘He’d Be a Credible Witness’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday at her weekly press briefing that Lev Parnas was a “credible witness.” Lev Parnas accused President Donald Trump of an attempted quid pro quo with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky during an MSNBC interview with Rachel Maddow on Wednesday. A reporter asked, “Parnas is under federal indictment. So would he…

Tillis: ‘Slippery Slope of Calling Witnesses Is Something We Would Like to Avoid’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) stated that calling witnesses in the Senate’s impeachment trial is a “slippery slope” that “we would like to avoid.” Tillis also predicted that most senators will probably conclude they don’t need other witnesses after hearing from the House impeachment managers and…

John Kerry Calls on Media to Label Trump Claim Iran Received $150 Billion ‘a...

On Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” former Secretary of State John Kerry said the media has to “stop dealing with questions on Donald Trump’s lies” about the Obama administration’s Iran deal. Partial transcript as follows: KERRY: Well, what I was really saying, I think, first of all, Margaret, you are an expert at this.…

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