Appearing on MSNBC, Democrat Senator openly worried that GOP Senators are taking the impeachment trial less seriously than they would if it was a traffic court case.
TheHill reports Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said on Saturday that he wanted his GOP colleagues in the Senate to treat President Trump‘s trial with “at least” the seriousness that they would treat a traffic court case.
During an interview with MSNBC host Ari Melber, Kaine remarked on his desire to have his Republican counterparts in the Senate request evidence and call new witnesses for testimony.
The senator talked about his experience as a lawyer, stating that no matter the case and its severity, there have always been witnesses and related documents involved in a trial.
“I tried cases for 17 years as a civil rights lawyer and I had cases in every court from the traffic division of Richmond General District Court to the United States Supreme Court, and there is no case that I ever tried, to a judge or jury, that didn’t have witnesses and documents,” Kaine said.
“All I want from my Republican colleagues is that they treat the matter of an impeachment trial of the president of the United States with at least the same degree of seriousness as they would get if they were in the traffic division of Richmond,” he said.