McConnell Is Flat Out Ignoring Democrats As He Attempts To Gut Impeachment Trial
According to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), it has been nearly impossible to negotiate with Republicans on the impeachment trial rules because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been ignoring Democrats completely.
According to Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett, Schumer said that he has been trying to reach out to McConnell but to no avail.
Schumer sayss he's tried four times to get McConnell to talk to him about the impeachment rules to no avail
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) January 14, 2020
But McConnell’s plan might not work to his advantage. Some Republicans in the Senate have called out McConnell and encouraged him to stop stonewalling Democrats because it is beginning to make them look bad as they get closer to their elections in 2020.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) is one such Republican up in November trying to generate the appearance of fairness in the process.
“We need to start working together on procedures,” said Ernst.