‘They Had Their Chance’: Trump Slams Democratic Requests For More Witnesses

In a series of tweets, President Trump piled on criticism for the ongoing Senate impeachment paying attention to a specific request from Senate Democrats who want to hear more witness testimony.

Trump captured the partisan nature of the House impeachment process—before the Senate took over jurisdiction—saying House Democrats robbed him and his legal defense team from calling forth witnesses.

“The Democrat House would not give us lawyers, or not one witness, but now demand that the Republican Senate produce the witnesses that the House never sought, or even asked for?” Trump asked, before noting the Republican majority in the Senate will now be the ones dictating the new course of events.

“They had their chance, but pretended to rush. Most unfair & corrupt hearing in Congressional history!” the president said.

Trump also continued his usual criticism of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, whose testimony he described as “loaded with lies and misrepresentations.”

“The Democrats & Shifty Schiff, whose presentation to the Senate was loaded with lies and misrepresentations, are refusing to state that the Obama Administration withheld aid from many countries including Ukraine, Pakistan, Philippines, Egypt, Honduras, & Mexico. Witch Hunt!” Trump said.

“No matter what you give to the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, it will never be enough!” he added in another tweet.

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The president added:

President Trump also shared that the top legal members from 21 states across the country are urging the Senate to acquit the president.

“Attorney Generals from 21 States are urging the Senate to reject Impeachment. They say the Articles have legal & factual problems, and the Democrats case sets a dangerous historical precedent,” he said, before arguing (in all-caps) that impeachments should never be pursued in a partisan manner.

“EVEN AN UNSUCCESSFUL EFFORT TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT UNDERMINES THE INTEGRITY OF THE 2020 ELECTION BECAUSE IT WEAPONIZES A PROCESS THAT SHOULD ONLY BE INITIATED IN EXCEEDINGLY RARE CIRCUMSTANCES, AND SHOULD NEVER BE USED FOR PARTISAN PURPOSES,” Trump said.

The president concluded that the impeachment effort was just Democrats trying to hurt Republicans before the 2020 elections: “The Democrats are trying hard to damage Republicans prior to the Election!”