Chuck Schumer Warns Joe Biden on Border Policy: ‘You’ve Got to Do Better’

Chuck Schumer Warns Joe Biden on Border Policy: ‘You’ve Got to Do Better’

Chuck Schumer is warning Joe Biden to do something before the border crisis becomes a disaster.

Schumer should have also warned him about amnesty as well. Before, when Schumer was involved with the Gang of Eight Amnesty bill, the voters rose up and tossed out 5 Democratic Senators in the very next election. He does not want that to happen in 2022.

The Republicans could retake the House and the Senate as the Democrats try to push a radical agenda down their throats.

Schumer is very much pro-illegal immigration but he got snake bit in 2014 when his party lost the Senate during another period of ramming socialistic policies through the House and Senate.

The border is in crisis and Biden has no plan other than to stand back and let the flooding begin.

While it’s probably true that the Democrats are ready to dump Biden in favor of Harris, she was the most radical Senator in 2020.

The problem appears to be that Biden is listening to the far-left zealots like his new DHJS chief, Alejandro Mayorkas, and not the Democrats who recognize what open borders could do to them in the next election.

The year they passed Obamacare, they lost 63 seats in the House.

Considering that Democrats are voting solidly on party lines this type of red wave could appear again over the next couple of elections.

Schumer then predictably tried to blame Trump for the crises at the border but the truth is Trump got and maintained control of the border, whereas Biden surrendered on the border combined with his encouragement to illegal aliens to flood our borders has turned the border into a disaster area.

He is unlikely to change it because he is afraid the illegal aliens will get mad at him.

From Breitbart News

Biden’s deputies may be trying to edge away from their easy-migration policies as huge numbers of poor foreigners rush to get into the United States.

“Some more [migrants] may have come to our border, and there has been a large flow of children across the border,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. “We recognize that, but we made a policy decision because we felt it was the humane approach.”

However, Jacobson told reporters on March 10, “going forward, we will continue to look for ways to provide legal [migration] avenues in the region for people needing protection.”

Rand Paul Turns the Tables on Chuck Schumer, Demands His Impeachment By Applying Standard Dems Use Against Trump

Rand Paul Turns the Tables on Chuck Schumer, Demands His Impeachment By Applying Standard Dems Use Against Trump

Rand Paul said that if the Democrats would hold themselves to the same standards they hold Trump to Chuck Schumer should be impeached.

After all, if a president is not allowed to exercise free speech by telling people to march peacefully, then Chuck Schumer threatening Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh is definitely grounds for impeachment. Schumer threatened the pair of justices after they voted according to the constitution and upholding life.

But, that is not how things work. Schumer declared liberal privilege. Simply put, if you invoke liberal privilege, you can not be tried for any crime you commit, no matter how heinous.

In the United States there are two sets of rules. One for Democrats and one for everyone else. The only thing a Democrats can be held accountable for is if they switch to the Republican Party. You can get the firing squad for that.

As the Supreme Court was deciding on an abortion case, Schumer warned:

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

Remember, he made that statement before the justices decided to vote. The reason justices serve for life is so that they do not have to be afraid to rule as they define the constitution and not because they are being pressured. It was so egregious that Chief Justice Roberts, who normally lets things slide as he votes with the liberals on the court felt compelled to make the following statement:

Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All members of the court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.

From The Blaze

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Paul said that if Congress applied Democrats’ impeachment standard fairly, Schumer should also be impeached and put on trial by the Senate.

Trump’s second impeachment trial begins on Tuesday. The House impeached him last month for “incitement of insurrection,” claiming Trump’s allegations of a “rigged” or “stolen” election incited the deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

“If we’re going to criminalize speech, and somehow impeach everybody who says, ‘Go fight to hear your voices heard,’ I mean really we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then,” Paul said.

National Guard Betrayed: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Called Out By McCarthy

National Guard Betrayed: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Called Out By McCarthy

The National Guard provided intense, top-notch Military level security for the workers in Washington DC for the last week. During a period of time, the civil servants in DC said they feared for their lives, even telling media that American voters were out to get them and kill them during the inauguration show of Democrat Joe Biden.  But everything went off perfectly for the show on Wednesday, allowing for numerous celebrity guests to be given access to the highest power in the world.

The Democrats were very concerned with the many A list celebrities they had at their show, including a dancer named Jlo, photographed below.

DC was on the highest of military alerts, with the town being divided into red and green zones for days, to pamper and comfort the shaken and dazed workers from their unrelenting fears of brutal violence and to prevent what the Democrats said was a massive insurrection of violent roaming gangs of Trump-supporting “domestic terrorists.”

The Democrats even insisted that the Guard members, themselves, be investigated for loyalty to Democrats because the threats were so bone-chilling and spine-tingling that it was necessary to harass them that way.

And what happened was no one even bothered to go to the Inauguration at all, other than celebrities, and there was no violence.

The Democrats had a very smooth and peaceful transfer of power and were able to show off to their Hollywood big wigs.

Yet by Thursday, the troops who provided top-notch security were kicked out of warm floors in National spaces where they were sleeping and eating and made to sleep and eat in cold parking garages after the show camera was off the area.

Someone decided they were finished with men and women of the National Guard.

The story of this massive betrayal to our finest Americans went viral.  Images of our men and women in uniform who protected the US Capitol in very stressful times  went out into cyberspace with the headline that they feel “betrayed” because they were made to station in a cold garage outside of the Capitol:

Politico reported:

‘We feel incredibly betrayed’: Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol.

“Guardsmen said they were not given a clear reason why they were asked to vacate the buildings.

Thousands of National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday and are now taking their rest breaks outside and in nearby parking garages after two weeks of sleepless nights protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of the violent Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

According to one Guardsman, one unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person said.”

One reporter said that the order had come from the “Senate

Kevin McCarthy posted top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, looking for answers:

When the cameras are on, or Pelosi wants to virtue signal about the troops, she uses photos for her benefit, such as this post she used to make herself look good:

We need to get to the bottom of this. An investigation is needed.  In truth, this is a serious matter. Democrats have shown how much disregard they have for the men and women who serve the entire country, something the US Congress apparently knows nothing about. .”

Chuck Schumer Wants ‘YOU’ To Pay Off Everyone’s Student Loan Debt

Chuck Schumer Wants ‘YOU’ To Pay Off Everyone’s Student Loan Debt

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer doubled down on his call for Joe Biden, if God forbid he gets away with stealing the 2020 presidential election, to skirt around the Congress and cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt on his first day in office with the stroke of a pen.  In other words, he wants YOU to pay for it.  Yes YOU.  If you’re reading this and you pay income taxes, he wants YOU to pay for other people’s student loans, people you don’t know.

Whereas this swamp rat Schumer is totally serious, you know he’s coming out and pushing this issue right now to get people with student loans, and people who are sympathetic to people who are paying off their student loans, to support the two Democrats who are running in the Georgia runoff elections.  He is appealing to the lowest common denominator among Americans who feel that everything should be free.

On Monday, Schumer spoke to reporters from his Manhattan office.

“We have come to the conclusion that President Biden can undo this debt, can forgive $50,000 of debt the first day he becomes president,” Schumer said  He added, “You don’t need Congress. All you need is the flick of a pen.”

The enormity of the unfairness of this should be patently obvious.  Chuck Schumer is asking – nay – is demanding that the American taxpayers, many of whom like me may have already paid off their own student loans, to pay off student loan debt for other people who signed on the same line of their student loan forms that everyone who already paid off their loans did.

This dirt bag senator from New York has in the past nudged Joe Biden to move on a plan he worked on with the not Native American Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) that gives a president executive authority to immediately cancel up to $50,000 of student debt per borrower.  Wasn’t Warren’s big thing about consumer protection?  So, now she’s for screwing the general public to help deadbeats who don’t want to pay their loans?

I think every person who accepts the $50,000 payoff should immediately get a bad credit rating that should stay with them until the determinate time that they would have paid off their loans had they not irresponsibly forced the payments onto their neighbors.

Biden himself called for dumping $10,000 in student loan debt as part of a coronavirus relief package. Under his dopey idea, borrowers who don’t want to pay their own debts would immediately have $10,000 forgiven from their student loans.  Again, someone is going to have to pay that money, and that someone is YOU!

Schumer once estimated that his proposal would forgive over 75 percent of student loan borrowers and partial forgiveness for more than 95 percent.  He did not mention how much it will cost American taxpayers who did not have student loans.

“This debt is a huge burden on the backs of our students, standing in the way of them and their economy, and it stays with them for a very long time,” he said Monday.

I would have to expect this kind of lunacy legislation would be challenged in court, and I don’t believe it would survive the challenge.  The federal government is not allowed for force one citizen to pay the debts of another.  When you force someone’s labor to benefit someone else, that’s called slavery and that was outlawed over a hundred years ago.   Further, if a corporate CEO created a program that forced current customers to pay for the the new program they never signed up for, that CEO would rightfully be doing the perp walk.  How is what Schumer wants to do any different?

Attorney For Alleged Whistleblower Worked For Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer

Attorney For Alleged Whistleblower Worked For Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer

The person who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump for allegedly pressuring Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigative former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden is being represented by a lawyer who once worked for two top Democrats, including Trump’s 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Andrew Bakaj, who currently works as a managing partner at Compass Rose Legal Group, was an intern for longtime Democratic senator and current Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Bakaj also worked for Clinton when she was a senator, and late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) and had stints with the Department of State and the CIA.

During his time with the Department of State, Bakaj worked at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. “While traveling on official business in L’viv, Ukraine, he was called upon to act as the American Official ‘on scene’ and assist in the U.S. Government’s response to one of the world’s deadliest air show disasters, which resulted in substantial American aid,” according to his official biography.

Bakaj is part of the Law Office of Mark Zaid. Zaid is another attorney with strong Democratic connections and has been vocal in his opposition to Trump. Zaid is serving as co-counsel for the person who filed the complaint.

The so-called anonymous whistleblower, who reportedly did not have direct knowledge of the phone call between Trump and Zelensky, may testify to the House Intelligence Committee this week, according to Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

Zaid told The Washingtonian that the lawyers for the person do not want his or her identity ever made public.

“It’s not about the whistleblower. It’s about the allegation,” he said. “If the whistleblower can remain anonymous and the allegations are investigated properly, it means the system worked.”

The lawyers sent a letter to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, alerting him that they were going to contract congressional committees about the complaint. In a letter back (pdf), Jason Klitenic, general counsel of the director’s office, said that the complaint “does not fall within the statutory definition of an ‘urgent concern’ set forth in U.S. code.”

Klitenic said that “because your client’s complaint involves confidential and potentially privileged communications by persons outside of the Intelligence Community, we are consulting with other Executive Branch stakeholders before transmitting to you the guidance sought.”

The connection between Bakaj, Clinton, and Schumer was reported by other outlets, including The Federalist. President Trump shared the online magazine’s article about the connection on Twitter.

Some Republicans wondered about the connection, including Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.).

“Let me get this straight: the whistleblower (leaker) had no firsthand knowledge of the call and was just spreading a rumor? And now is being represented by an attorney who had to leave the CIA after a ‘whistleblower’ incident and has the names Schumer and Clinton on his resume?” Walker said in a post on Twitter.

Source: Attorney For Alleged Whistleblower Worked For Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer

Pelosi and Schumer Cave to Trump’s Demands to Increase Stimulus to American Workers After Reading Off How Horrible the COVID Relief Bill Is

Pelosi and Schumer Cave to Trump’s Demands to Increase Stimulus to American Workers After Reading Off How Horrible the COVID Relief Bill Is

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), two of the most sinister people in Congress, have given indications that they are willing to increase the amount of money for the stimulus checks that go to American workers who have been harmed, not just by the Chinese coronavirus, but by Democrat governors and mayors who have needlessly closed down small businesses putting millions out of work.  The Democrat leadership cared not one iota about working families until President Donald Trump threatened to veto the COVID Relief Bill unless the direct payment was increased to $2,000 per individual or $4,000 per couple.  The president read off many of the wasteful spendings in the bill that looked like a Democrat wish list of “vote for me” goodies that have nothing to do with COVID-19 relief for Americans.

Of course, they are willing to increase the amount of working families.  What other choice do they have?   Does anyone really think they want Trump to continue reading down the list of disgraceful line items for spending to foreign countries and for liberal government enterprises that aren’t even open for business? The very fact that they appropriated up to 1,800 dollars to illegal aliens, who are in the country illegally, and are not citizens, then only one-third of that to American citizens is enough to throw all of them out of office even before the next election.  Torches and pitchforks style.  What a disgrace these political ideologies are.

“Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the President wanted for direct checks.  At last, the President has agreed to $2,000—Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!” Pelosi said on social media on Tuesday.

Schumer took to social media not long after Pelosi posted her bullschtein lies.

“We spent months trying to secure $2,000 checks but Republicans blocked it. Trump needs to sign the bill to help people and keep the government open and we’re glad to pass more aid Americans need. Maybe Trump can finally make himself useful and get Republicans not to block it again.”

It is unforgivable that the Democrats are now blaming Republicans.  It is the Democrats whop added all the billions of dollars of pork spending for their liberal wishlist items, that American workers are going to have to pay for in rising tax rates.

We reported on a message Trump gave via video where he pretty much threatened to veto the $2.3 trillion omnibus spending and COVID relief bill.

“Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists, and special interests,” the president said, “while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it.”

“It wasn’t their fault. It was China’s fault.”

The president told lawmakers that they need to send him a reworked bill that rises to his own standards or the next administration will have to deal with it.

“And maybe that administration will be me,” he added.  God willing it will be.

The president read off hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for foreign countries over things that have nothing whatsoever to do with COVID.  Cambodia, Burma, get millions of dollars.  Gender programs in Pakistan?  What on Lucifer’s black beach possessed them to include that?  Trump pointed out that the Democrats gave $1.2 billion to the Egyptian military, which will almost exclusively purchase from Russia.  I thought Democrats hated Russia.

A number of members of Congress Monday night complained that they didn’t have enough time to look through the approximately 5,500-page bill.

Trump cited tens of millions of dollars going to DC organizations like the Kennedy Center and the National Gallery of Arts, and the Smithsonian, and that NONE of them are even open for business!

“The president pointed out there was $25 million to combat Asian carp.  They won’t lift a finger to combat the communist Chinese takeover of our country, but they dole out $25 million over a fish?”

$2.5 million to go toward counting the number of Amberjack fish in the Gulf of Mexico.  Do the fish have COVID?

The president said he would veto the bill because stimulus payments are being doled out to “illegal aliens” and their families.  He mentioned illegals under the bill get up to $1,800 while American workers get only $600.

The president can do a pocket veto at this point, which is if the Congress is to adjourn within a specific timeframe, the president doesn’t have to do a thing, the bill would just die via pocket veto.  We are now within that Constitutionally prescribed time limit.

“Despite all of this wasteful spending, the $900 billion packages provides hardworking taxpayers only $600 [to Americans] in relief payments,” Trump said, making the case that the amount clearly is not enough and that not enough was done to help small business owners who have suffered during the pandemic lockdowns.

The Democrats did the small business lockdowns so tyrannically in an effort to defund the Republican Party because small business is the backbone of the GOP.  At the same time, the Democrat eloquently made it so that their generous billionaire friends made out like bandits.  It was reported that Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon.com and the Washington Post, made an additional $70 billion because of the pandemic lockdowns.  What the Democrats did to the American people is criminal and this bill was like rubbing dog dirt in their faces.

The big question that no mainstream news media hack will ask is, doesn’t anyone really believe that a President Joe Biden would ever stand up for the American workers the way just did here?  Of course not.

Schumer Urges a Coup For Senate To Confirm Biden Cabinet Picks Before A Clear Winner Is Declared [VIDEO]

Schumer Urges a Coup For Senate To Confirm Biden Cabinet Picks Before A Clear Winner Is Declared [VIDEO]

On Monday, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demanded that the Senate must begin confirmation hearings for Joe Biden’s cabinet before Inauguration Day.  Forget the fact that Biden has not even been legally confirmed as “President-Elect” yet, the Democrats want his cabinet picks ready to be confirmed on day one.

From the well of the Senate floor, the senate minority leader gave high praise for the people who have already been announced in the mainstream media’s hopes for a Biden administration and Schumer called on the Senate to begin confirmation hearings after the January 5 Georgia Senate runoff elections.  In the way he said it, it makes you wonder if he knows how the Democrats are going to cheat to win those two senate seats in Georgia.  I don’t trust the Democrats as far as I can throw them, and neither should you.

“As President-Elect Biden prepares to assume office on Jan. 20, he’s beginning to announce a slate of qualified, experienced public servants who he intends to nominate to his cabinet or other key administrative positions,” Schumer prefaced his public statement, naming Biden’s core economic team led by Treasury nominee Janet Yellen who will probably do the same things she did when she was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  Meaning, we would try to implement the same monetary policies of the miserable Obama years.

Schumer argued that the assembly “clearly has the experience, the knowledge, the prowess to meet the seriousness of this moment.”  But the Obama years are remembered for a miserable economy.

“More than that, they understand the needs of all Americans because they represent all given kinds of Americans. They’ll get to work not just on rebuilding our economy, but striving to provide greater and more equitable prosperity to future generations.”  What exactly are all the “given kinds of Americans” he’s talking about?  Aren’t we all Americans?  How does Treasury treat Americans differently?

Schumer continued, “In the midst of this once-in-a-century crisis, it’s imperative the next administration can count on the Senate to confirm its cabinet without delay.”  Doesn’t it sound like Schumer knows something we don’t?  Doesn’t it sound like he is completely confident that the Democrats are going to win the 2 Senate seats in Georgia, as if he has some sort of an insurance policy?

“Everyone knows that the Senate plays a pivotal role in confirming a new president’s cabinet in the midst of this crisis,” he asserted.  “It’s imperative that the next administration can count on the Senate to confirm its cabinet without delay.”  Why?  What’s the rush?  Is this just another ploy to set the perception that Joe Biden really won the election?  No matter what they do most Americans will never believe Biden beat Donald Trump.

Schumer went on to assert that the early days of the Trump presidency were defined by “high-level appointments of individuals who were manifestly unqualified, plagued by ethical complaints, or swimming in conflicts-of-interest—sometimes all three.”  I don’t remember the Senate working on confirmation hearings before Trump was ever officially declared president-elect, do you?

“Already Republicans are twisting themselves into pretzels to explain their opposition,” Schumer scoffed, saying the he fully expects to “see some crocodile tears spilled on the other side of the aisle over the president-elect’s cabinet nominees.”  What an arrogant man.

The minority leader ended with, “The American people cannot wait to have its government working at full-force to keep them safe, defeat the virus, and get our economy back on track.”  It sounds like the biggest snow job I’ve ever heard.  We have to defeat the virus because people are dropping off by the 0.000000009%!

OAN’s Jack Posobiec took to social media to refer to Schumer’s demands as an  “Unconstitutional coup.”

Top GOP Senators Accuse Schiff, Pelosi, Warner and Schumer of “Knowingly” Spreading Disinformation on Foreign Intel

Top GOP Senators Accuse Schiff, Pelosi, Warner and Schumer of “Knowingly” Spreading Disinformation on Foreign Intel

Sen Ron Johnson and Sen Chuck Grassley have sent a letter to the propaganda leadership in the House, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, and in the Senate, Sen Chuck Schumer and Sen Mark Warner, accusing them of knowingly spreading false intelligence. Come on guys, they have to spread fake intelligence because they have no idea where to find real intelligence.

The Senators noted that while they went on TV and kept swearing that there was collusion between Trump and Russia, they sitting in hearings behind closed doors that refuted the existence of collusion. Even after the special counsel Robert Mueller spent 22 months looking into every nook and cranny with unlimited manpower and money and came up empty, they have continued to lie.

Grassley and Johnson accused the Democrats of spreading fake news for political gain. Why don’t the Democrats comment on the fact that our intelligence community has determined China wants Biden to win? And why not? They already own him, having sunk over 3 billion dollars in investments with Hunter Biden. They wouldn’t even have to make anything up, it’s already well documented.

The Senators wrote:

“It is certainly our goal to eradicate foreign influence from our elections. But your use of this issue to knowingly and recklessly promote false narratives for political purposes is completely contrary to that goal.”

Adam Schiff is the worst of the lot. Almost every night, or at least it seemed so, he would be on CNN saying that there was more than circumstantial proof of collusion. He knew it didn’t exist and to cover it up, he did not allow the transcripts to be released because they proved he lied. But acting DNI director Richard Grenell released them and they were shocking to say the least.

From The Gateway Pundit

Last month top Democrats in both the House and Senate wrote a letter to the FBI asking the bureau to provide Congress with a counterintelligence briefing on a so-called ‘concerted foreign interference’ campaign targeting Congress and the 2020 election.

Johnson and Grassley pushed back and said the Democrats are purposely leaking information and spreading disinformation to muddy the election.

Schiff has repeatedly claimed he has concrete evidence Trump colluded with the Russians, however he has never produced any evidence to back up his outrageous claims.

McConnell rips Schumer impeachment demands, vows not to pursue ‘fishing expedition’

McConnell rips Schumer impeachment demands, vows not to pursue ‘fishing expedition’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struck back Tuesday at his Democratic counterpart’s calls for an in-depth impeachment trial featuring multiple new witnesses, dismissing the push as a “fishing expedition” that would set a “nightmarish precedent.”

By: Marie Penetranti UAF

This is interesting that Schumer would ask the Senate to continue the investigation when that is the House’s job. Just like everything else, the Democrats are not interested in the correct process. They are only interested in the path that creates the narrative they want. They are manipulative.  But as Will Johnson of Unite America First and FirePowersNews.com walked the halls after the impeachment hearing. All the Democrats claimed they made their case. So why would more witnesses need to be called? There is only one possible answer, because they know they didn’t make their case. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struck back Tuesday at his Democratic counterpart’s calls for an in-depth impeachment trial featuring multiple new witnesses, dismissing the push as a “fishing expedition” that would set a “nightmarish precedent.”

“The Senate is meant to act as judge and jury, to hear a trial, not to re-run the entire fact-finding investigation because angry partisans rushed sloppily through it,” he said on the Senate floor.

In a Sunday letter, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer had called for the chamber to subpoena new documents and call witnesses who had been blocked by the White House during the impeachment inquiry on the House side.

McConnell, R-Ky., claimed that such investigative steps, though, were part of the House role — not a mission for the Senate. He warned that entertaining Schumer’s proposal to do House lawmakers’ “homework” could invite a string of future “dubious” and “frivolous” impeachment inquiries.

He stressed the fact-finding mission should have been completed during the impeachment inquiry led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. McConnell accused the House of doing a rush job, and said Schumer is now looking “to make Chairman Schiff’s sloppy work more persuasive.”

The comments come as the full House prepares to vote as early as Wednesday on impeachment articles, alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over President Trump’s bid to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrats. McConnell and Schumer are poised to meet in the near future to discuss the framework for an expected Senate trial, but have traded barbs in the run-up to their sit-down.

The majority leader on Tuesday also pointed out that Schumer’s letter referenced “keeping with the bipartisan spirit” of the procedures followed in the 1999 impeachment trial of then-President Bill Clinton, but stated that Schumer then went on “to demand things that would break with the 1999 model.” For example, he recalled that the 1999 impeachment trial procedures were laid out in two separate resolutions, with many of the details coming after it began and following a motion to dismiss that had been filed by Democrats including Schumer himself. Schumer’s letter, however, called for all procedures to be set out in a single resolution.

“Look, most people understand what the democratic leader is really after,” McConnell said, alleging that what Schumer wanted to do was “lock in live witnesses.”

Schumer’s letter called for subpoenas for witnesses who had not appeared before the House, including former National Security Adviser John Bolton and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. The House had requested that the witnesses testify before them, but when they refused, the House declined to take further action. McConnell claimed this was because they were not interested in due process.

Schumer took to the Senate floor minutes later with a pointed response.

“I listened to the leader’s speech. I did not hear a single sentence, a single argument for why the witnesses I suggested should not give testimony,” Schumer said. He claimed that if there were witnesses who had valuable information, the Senate should hear them.

By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News

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