Appearing on CNN, Democrat Sheila Jackson lee accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of trying to use his power to “not adhere to the Constitution”
Sheila Jackson Lee:
I believe the vote of impeachment means that the President will always have on his legacy that he was impeached, yes. What we’re doing now is following the Constitution, which is the question of transmitting the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate. The Speaker believes that the Constitution requires fairness.
One of the things that the founders did is they remove the Vice President as presiding officer of the Senate, and they put the Chief Justice, why? Because they wanted this alumina and the fairness of this process to be for everyone whether you are acquitted or not.
McConnell seems to believe that he has all power to not adhere to the Constitution and do whatever he desires to do, and I don’t — I think Americans understand that
They don’t want to go into a courthouse where there are no rules and regulations. We don’t want to transmit the articles of impeachment where there is not rules and understanding of how this will proceed?
“I would be very concerned if I had to take an oath to be an impartial juror and I made these statements,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee says about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remark that he’s “not an impartial juror” ahead of impeachment trial https://t.co/pDz49x0Qnx pic.twitter.com/dYBsk0eoJl
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