Senate Trial Day Two: “Dazzling” House Managers Make The Case For Trump’s Removal, Majority Of Americans Agree

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U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. Photo by Gage Skidmore. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

New Polling Shows Majority Of Americans Believe Trump’s Pressure Campaign Was Illegal, Senate Should Remove

With the Senate impeachment trial underway, new polling reveals that a majority of Americans believe the Senate trial should result in Trump’s removal.

The new poll also shows:

  • A majority of Americans—63 percent—say that Trump has definitely or probably done things that are illegal.
  • A whopping 70 percent say Trump definitely or probably acted unethically.
  • large majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s job performance.

House Managers Get Top Marks From Observers

MSNBC: Chris Matthews Calls Adam Schiff’s Speech ‘Most Compelling Case For Removal Of Office’

Jake Tapper, CNN: “The other thing that struck me was how much of the case Schiff presented was merely running video tape of Trump and his administration officials saying things that are quite damning.”

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN: “I thought it was dazzling. I thought the way [Schiff] wove through both the facts of the case and the historical context was really remarkable…When you consider the volume of information he covered…It’s very persuasive stuff. If people are listening, it’s very hard to imagine that they will think that the Democrats and House Managers are making this up.”

GOP Senators Skip Out On Trial And Fall Asleep

At the start of the Senate impeachment trial yesterday and during today’s opening statements, several Republican senators were seen walking out of the chamber or even falling asleep at their desks. 

IRONY ALERT: GOP Senators Whine About “Nothing New” After Blocking New Evidence, Not Doing Their Homework

Senate Republicans—including some that walked out of the chamber during the House Managers’ opening statements—are whining that they “haven’t heard anything new” less than 24 hours after they voted to block the admission of new evidence.

Yesterday, McConnell and GOP senators voted to:

  • Block key documents from the National Security Council, Office of Management and Budget, Department of State, and Department of Defense. 
  • Block firsthand witnesses like former National Security Advisor John Bolton, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and his aide Robert Blair, and OMB official Michael Duffey.

If Republicans really wanted to hear something “new,” they would allow the key witnesses and documents necessary to uncover the full truth.

Originally posted on Impeachment HQ. Re-posted with permission.

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