Dick Durbin: Senators have ’gone too far’ in stating impeachment positions

Dick Durbin: Senators have ’gone too far’ in stating impeachment positions

Sen. Dick Durbin(D-Ill.) said on Sunday that senators on both sides of the aisle should not be commenting on how they’ll vote at the end of the looming Senate impeachment trial before the process concludes. Durbin specifically called out Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, who have both said they won’t be impartial or fair jurors, because they believe the impeachment process is political.

Chris
Chris
porcus
porcus 5 months

It's called protecting their asses from their voters. It's a political lynching, obviously so, and nothing wrong with stating a position ahead of the Shampeachment trial.

Rocky
Rocky 5 months

A motion to dismiss is the only vote that there should be in the Senate. Everyone knows this was a massive mistake by the Dems and will go down in historical infamy as the most disgusting attempt to circumvent the election process that America has ever seen.

Fin
Fin 5 months

Durbin is right... The senate owes us the duty to provide the executive branch and in the eyes of the ppl a fair trial... N to review the the two articles with clear heads n devotion to what is relevant or nonsense n to up hold the duly elected president or to remove by super majority vote... To do their job by their oaths nothing less... N mitch runs senate n I hope mitch simply does his best to provide what entire country deserves n president.. A fair clear trial... With rules both sides have hammered out... Ms Collins had it correct her duty to remain impartial from the start... Thus procedures can get this ball rolling... N country will know if it's a bogus trial or a trial that can fairly exonerate n keep 45 in place without doubts...or further damage to republics constitutional balances n checks.... Do ur jobs senators n do it like statesmen n states women per ur solemn oaths to be given by chief Justice Robert's on top of ur oaths of office

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 5 months

Most Democrats stated how they would vote for impeachment even before Trump's inauguration.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 5 months

They're being blatant about it but it's not like that wasn't going to be the case regardless. Some Dems have jumped ship over it - not enough IMO - but it's something. Some, of course, voted "present". Not sure of those numbers but wasn't Tulsi Gabbard among them?

david dindu
david dindu 5 months

both dems n all republicans voted down according to party lines in the house. how is this gonna differ in the senate?

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 5 months

Pedocrats and Hollyweird, "We do it for the children". Of course they do.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 5 months

Lol fuck off, Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump since day 1.

Fin
Fin 5 months

I think it's calming to know serious senators on the right such as Mike Lee n Ben sass have not run to our to press for to make public political case calling things a sham on either side.. Perhaps quietly they think that n r simply grappling with their consciousness n oaths displaying the heaviness of country over party or vice versa.... But now their recorded votes once trial start.. N left has same duty to shut up n take their oaths seriously... After all to fail to is a self indictment upon their own ability to follow their own oaths.n protect the legislative branch from any now or future potential executive over reach... They work for us not we work for them... It's our republic collectively if we can keep it

is it 2021 yet?
is it 2021 yet? 5 months

Neither Dem or Republican senators should commit either way prior to the trial. Respect the process, listen to testimony, and examine evidence without bias.

darkwingsmurf
darkwingsmurf 5 months

Where I can’t stand Durban he’s not wrong here. No one should have stated their choice publicly there should have been at least a perception of mystery on how they would have voted

David
David 5 months

Absolutely true. If a juror came to a trial and clearly stated how they would vote before the trial had even begun, they'd rightfully be dismissed.

Fin
Fin 5 months

Just want the senate to their job n set up rules...n not run their mouths on TV parroting minds r made up n blah blah blah.... The ppl are watching n weighing their fates just as they weighing fate of this president... If the trial is sham from the on set.... Before rules are set up its clear oaths have been a sham n nobody gives a damn about oaths rule of law constitutional duties... A sham trial exonerates no one n jeapordies everyone and everything this republic stands for and countless lives lost trying to keep it...... Per Thomas Paine... Yep these are the times that try men's souls......

flinx101
flinx101 5 months

I firmly believe that the Senate should hold a trial and the first witness should be Adam Schiff, followed by Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. Let the perjury begin!

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