‘Disappointing But Not Surprising’: Dem Senator on McConnell’s ‘Total Coordination’ with White House

‘Disappointing But Not Surprising’: Dem Senator on McConnell’s ‘Total Coordination’ with White House

A Democratic senator and 2020 presidential candidate took issue with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) saying he will “take his cues” from President Trump’s lawyers in preparation for a likely impeachment trial.

Michael Bennett (D-CO) told MSNBC’s Kay Tur on Friday that McConnell’s behavior is “very disappointing.”

“What is so unfortunate is, here you have the majority leader in the Senate saying, ‘I’m going to take instructions from Donald Trump’s lawyers,’ instead of behaving like a leader ought to behave when we have constitutional crisis like this,” Bennett said.

McConnell, who would be one of the 100 jurors in the trial, said in a Thursday interview with Sean Hannity that there’s “no chance” Trump is removed from office.

“The case is so darn weak coming over from the House,” McConnell said. “We all know how it’s going to end.”

Following these remarks, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a statement Friday reminded his colleagues of their oath to “render impartial justice.”

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William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.