In a letter leaked to the press Sunday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spelled out the Democrats’ demands for the all-but-inevitable impeachment trial in the Senate, including a list of new witnesses Democrats insist on interrogating. In response, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a statement on the Senate floor Tuesday rejecting the Democrats’ demands and reminding them about how the impeachment process works.
“We don’t create impeachments, Mr. President. We judge them,” said McConnell, in comments reported by Axios. “The House chose this road. It is their duty to investigate. It’s their duty to meet the very high bar for undoing a national election.”
McConnell then used Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s own words against her. “As Speaker Pelosi herself once said, it is the House’s obligation to, quote, ‘build an ironclad case to act,'” said McConnell.
“If they fail, they fail,” he added. “It is not the Senate’s job to leap into the breach and search desperately for ways to get to guilty. That would hardly be impartial justice.”