2020-01-15 11:38:25

Will the Senate Hold a Fair Impeachment Trial?


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Craig Holman, Public Citizen’s Capitol Hill lobbyist on ethics, lobbying and campaign finance rules.


As the House readies its two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to be sent to the US Senate many questions persist about how the Republican-dominated Senate will conduct an impeachment trial. In a blistering statement released a day before the House vote to send the articles to the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of engaging in a cover-up.

Although some Republicans, and most notably Trump, have demanded a quick dismissal of the impeachment, the GOP may not have the 51 votes needed. If the Senate does conduct a trial – as is constitutionally required – what would it look like? Would there be witness testimonies and would McConnell closely coordinate with the White House as he promised, instead of remaining an impartial juror?

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