Democrat Lawmakers Defend Decision Not to Call Witnesses in Impeachment TrialEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Several Democrat lawmakers have defended the decision not to call witnesses in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, saying it would not have made any difference to the outcome. Trump was acquitted on Saturday in a 57-43 vote, with seven Republicans joining all Democrats in voting to convict the former president on the sole charge of “incitement of insurrection,” which Trump’s defense lawyers denounced as a “monstrous lie.” Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), along with Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.), who served as one of the impeachment managers, said in statements to media over the weekend that calling more witnesses was pointless. “Once Mitch McConnell made it clear he intended to acquit, even despite the compelling evidence, what the House managers needed wasn’t more witnesses or more evidence,” Coons told ABC News’ “This Week.” Mere minutes after the Democratic-led House impeached Trump on Jan. 13, Senate Minority Leader …Read More

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