Senate Democrat: If you have a rigged trial there’s no exoneration in acquittal

Senate Democrat: If you have a rigged trial there’s no exoneration in acquittal

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said that Senate Democrats are pushing for a ’fair trial’ where they are permitted to call witnesses, and questioned whether Senate Leader Mitch McConnell will ’try to rig’ the impeachment trial by teaming up with Trump. ’We keep hearing President Trump say he’s going to be exonerated,’ he added. ’Look, if you have a rigged trial there’s no exoneration in acquittal.’

Sandra
Sandra
bobby_5150
bobby_5150 4 months

Just like there's no guilt from a rigged impeachment hearings.

Logan
Logan 4 months

Right... because it's "rigged" when you don't get the outcome you want. This whole thing is one big waste of tax payer dollars and time. We all knew the house would impeach him and we all know it wont pass the Senate. Yet our leadership continues to flail about on this when they should be passing legislation.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 4 months

The Dems are demanding the Senate Republicans put some lipstick in the pig the House is sending over (eventually).

porcus
porcus 4 months

Correction: If you have a shampeachment there is no point in going to trial in the Senate. And nothing wrong with an immediate acquittal either.

Colin715
Colin715 4 months

They’re arguably both rigged since the votes align near perfectly with political parties. It’s just about who has majority and where. Edit: Im referring to impeachment and senate votes.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 4 months

These lunatics are actually going to say this after those impeachment hearings? Really bruh?

Irish Mike
Irish Mike 4 months

if you have a bogus impeachment there is no point in a Trial!

FAT WEAZLE
FAT WEAZLE 4 months

"we can't rig it, so it must be rigged"

IIZard
IIZard 4 months

We charged him therefore he must be guilty - Democrats

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 4 months

Well Said, McConnell should be working for the American public as a whole and not just at the will of the president. But he has shown he will do anything if its political advantageous.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 4 months

HaHa... that rich coming from Democrats after the House fiasco.

Fin
Fin 4 months

Slam n on target.. The ppl n world r watching

Just_Saying
Just_Saying 4 months

If its rigged then the republican leadership would have committed a serious federal crime. Equality under the law means just that. Both sides get to call witnesses and cross examine them that is what happens in every trial in every court in this country, anything less is a criminal act.

ReverseEnigma
ReverseEnigma 4 months

I don’t understand why calling witnesses is so controversial. Just call them. If they are innocent, then show it. If they are guilty then show it. Saying that you refuse to bring witnesses is incredibly stupid and doesn’t help anyone case

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