Thursday, January 30, 2020

GOPlin Senators swore to have an impartial trial but now don't want a trial at all

Steve Benen (MSNBC/MaddowBlog) reports that At the crossroads, GOP fears opening ‘floodgates’ of information. Here’s the essential snippet.

A Politico report added that the White House is warning senators that if they don’t resist the call for witnesses, the proceedings could “turn it into a full-fledged trial with multiple witnesses on both sides.”

Heaven forbid.

As Vox’s Ezra Klein put it this morning, “We’re not arguing over what Trump did. We’re arguing over whether Republicans want to know what Trump did. Sometimes this whole saga feels like a thought experiment where we keep layering on more and more extreme conditions to see how broken the Republican Party really is.”

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