Top Democrats fumed Friday after two pivotal Senators said they will not support any motion to call new witnesses in the impeachment trial; asserting they “won’t accept Trump’s acquittal as legitimate.”
“Democrats signaled in the run-up to the looming conclusion of President Trump‘s impeachment proceedings that they’ll simply refuse to accept his all-but-certain acquittal because his ‘sham’ trial lacked proper witnesses and evidence,” reports Fox News.
“The president’s acquittal will be meaningless,” Sen. Chuck Schumer. “Because it will be the result of a sham trial. If there are no witnesses, no documents in this trial, there will be a permanent asterisk next to the acquittal of President Trump written in permanent ink.”
“There will be no true acquittal if there is no fair trial,” said Sen. Kamala Harris.
“He will not be acquitted,” Pelosi said Thursday. “You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial, and you don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and that.”
“I fundamentally agree with her point that in the absence of witnesses, in the absence of documents, in the absence of evidence, in the absence of a fair trial, how can the American people conclude that justice was done?” added House Impeachment Manager Hakeem Jeffries.
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Source: Fox News