Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who has been seen as a swing vote, appeared wary of a legal fight, characterizing House Democrats as trying to get the Senate to go through a legal battle they bypassed.
“It’s kind of like the House made a decision that they didn’t want to slow things down by having to go through the courts,” she said. “And yet now they’re basically saying you guys need to go through the courts. We didn’t but we need you to. That’s kind of where we are.”
That doesn’t mean she’s against calling witnesses. She’s flighty and liberal.
But the Democrats can’t be happy to hear the one indispensable “Republican” making the Lindsey Graham case against calling witnesses.
More: Susan Collins was so “stunned” by Jerry Nadler’s claim that anyone who voted against the rules the Democrats wanted was engaged in a “cover up” that she wrote to John Roberts, demanding that he caution the House managers.
This, I suppose, was what prompted John Roberts’ “Both sides” missive a few days ago.
C’mon, Lisa. Where you been?
@Deplorable Me: Well, she is from an old political family. Just takes a little time. Look how long greggie has been following all of this and he doesn’t have any clue!
The people of Alaska may want a Senator that pays attention better. Apparently this is the first time she’s heard Schiff lie.
The failure of a full House vote to authorize the House Judiciary Committee to pursue evidence – via enforceable subpoenas – was a defect by design of Nancy Pelosi’s decision to initiate an impeachment inquiry by her decree, not an authorizing vote.
So the structural flaw in the sham impeachment effort, and throughout the heavily manipulated proceedings, is that none of the House requests for testimony or documents held any enforcement authority because the House did not follow the constitutional process.
The House was not issuing subpoenas, it was issuing letters requesting voluntary witness participation and document production.
Instead of subpoenas, Adam Schiff (House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence); and Chairman Eliot L. Engel (House Committee on Foreign Affairs) were only sending out request letters.
The compliance was discretionary based on the outlook of the recipient. There can be no “obstruction”.
So it is not difficult to see the corrupt string of outrageous Schumer amendments seeking belated testimony and documents etc was substituting for pseudo subpoenas and by default have the Senate give legitimacy to the unconstitutional House impeachment hoax.
Composed with the help of The Conservative Treehouse.
Perhaps some of our Gentlemen Senators can escort Ms Murkowski so this doesnt happen again.
@Roger: Democrats have known all along that they have not possible chance of removing Trump with the “evidence” they have. Their only interest is to keep the process in motion and keep having the opportunity to lie in front of the cameras.