Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) tore into Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday for how he maneuvered Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in favor of the president.
In his remarks before the final vote on the president’s impeachment, Brown spoke of how the Senate took an oath to act as impartial jurors, “but to some of my colleagues, that just appeared to be a joke.” From there, Brown tore into McConnell for admitting last year that he would work in “total coordination” with the Trump’s legal team throughout the trial
Quoting journalist Bill Moyers, Brown said, “What we’ve just seen is the dictator of the Senate manipulating the impeachment process to save the demagogue in the White House whose political party has become the gravedigger of democracy.”
“I challenge him to show me one trial in my state of Ohio or his state of Kentucky where the jury coordinated with the defense lawyers.”
Brown continued by saying Trump’s impeachment was a “sham trial” thanks to McConnell efforts to rush it through make sure his fellow Republicans voted to block witness testimony.
Also, Moscow Mitch’s top opponent, Amy McGrath (D. KY), stated today that she would’ve voted to impeach Trump: