During a Press conference reacting to Trump’s legal team, Senate Minority Chuck Schumer claimed Trump’s team has made the case for calling witnesses “stronger.”
In addition, while he acknowledged it would not be easy to persuade 4 Republican Senators to join Democrats to agree to witnesses, he thinks it’s possible.
“Do I think it’s easy to get four Republicans? Absolutely not. Do I think we have a chance … and after today, maybe even a little more so? Yes, I do.” Schumer said per TheHill.
Newsmax reports Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Saturday dismissed the defense of President Donald Trump by his legal team, arguing it only made the case against him “stronger.”
In remarks following a two-hour defense team argument against the two House-passed articles of impeachment, Schumer noted one of the team’s rationales was House witnesses didn’t have firsthand knowledge of talks about a decision to hold up security aid to Ukraine.
“The president’s counsel did something that they did not intend: They made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents,” Schumer said.
“Today, we thank the president’s counsel for one thing. They made our case even stronger.”
The Senate is expected to hold a vote next week on whether additional witnesses or documents will be allowed in the Senate trial. Democrats will need four Republicans to vote with them on the issue.
“Do I think it’s easy to get four Republicans? Absolutely not. Do I think we have a chance … and after today, maybe even a little more so?” Schumer asked, The Hill reported. “Yes, I do.”