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Schumer Claimed Clinton Impeachment Witness Testimony Was Political ‘Theater,’ Now He Wants Four Witnesses In Trump Trial

In my book, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is one of the most evil, vile, and dangerous men in the Senate. His reputation is intact as he is calling for several current and former Trump administration officials to be subpoenaed to testify in the chamber’s proposed impeachment trial for President Trump. This is the same man who stood against witnesses testifying during former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial in 1999. Hypocritical much?

During Clinton’s impeachment, Schumer said that having witnesses testify amounted to “political theater.” “It seems to me that no good case has been made for witnesses,” Schumer said during a press conference on Jan. 27, 1999. Just days later he said, “I wonder if the House managers aren’t a little more interested in political theater than in actually getting to the bottom of the facts.” But now that it is the Republicans coming under fire… well, he’s good with witnesses now.

From Fox News:

“As with virtually everybody involved in the Clinton-era impeachment on both sides of the aisle, the roles and talking points have reversed now that Trump is facing impeachment for his dealings with Ukraine. Republicans who cheered Clinton’s impeachment have condemned Trump’s. And Democrats like Schumer are sudden champions of the process.

“On Sunday, the powerful New York Democrat penned a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., outlining the parameters for a weeks-long impeachment trial in the Senate, including proposed witnesses.

“In the trial of President Clinton, the House Managers were permitted to call witnesses, and it is clear that the Senate should hear testimony of witnesses in this trial as well,” Schumer said.

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