Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate adopted, late last night, impeachment trial rules drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY):
Leader McConnell broadcast to the world that he wouldn’t be an “impartial juror” when it came to the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and the trial rules he has drafted make that perfectly clear. McConnell and the Senate majority can’t defend or justify Trump’s clear-cut crimes, so instead they’ve resorted to trying to hold most secretive impeachment trial in the history of our country to hide the truth from the American people.
McConnell is doing everything in his power to prevent crucial evidence from coming to light and key witnesses that bore first-hand witness to Trump’s crimes from being heard. McConnell isn’t leading a trial–but a cover up. Every senator that chose to advance McConnell’s cover up must be held responsible, because the American people deserve to hear all the facts.
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