Schumer Slams WH’s Impeachment Defense: Resorting to ‘Histrionics’ Seen on Fox News

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) slammed the Republicans’ defense of the president as “unprepared, confused and totally unconvincing” during a press conference on Wednesday.

Schumer said, “The House managers made a very clear and compelling case, not only on the glaring need for evidence but also on the gravity of the president’s offenses.”

He then blasted the White House lawyers, saying, “The White House defense were unprepared, confused and totally unconvincing. The White House counsel resorted to the kind of histrionics you see on Fox News evening broadcasts rather than any sober-minded argument that could persuade thoughtful senators.”

Schumer said that the White House lawyers were “far more preoccupied with making inflammatory and inaccurate statements about House managers than providing an actual defense of the president’s conduct.” He added, “This does not bode well for the president’s case if this pattern continues over the course of the trial.”

Here’s a clip of those remarks:

The Senate began their impeachment trial this week and it’s shepherded, in part, by the seven House impeachment managers. During the opening phase of the Senate trial on Tuesday, the White House lawyers spent a lot of time attacking the impeachment managers.

The confrontation between the White House team and the House managers got so testy that Chief Justice John Roberts, who is overseeing the trial, admonished both of them, telling them to “remember where they are.”

But while his lawyers began arguing his case on the floor of the United States Senate, President Donald Trump was thousands of miles away at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But impeachment still seems to be the top thing on his mind, he’s tweeted about it constantly and addressed it during a press conference in Davos on Wednesday, saying, “When I finish, I think that this is going to go down as one of the greatest things I’ve done for our country.”

Responses

  1. Only one step below Schiff on the ladder of slimy P’sOS

  2. Hey crying Chucky put your glasses up where you can see . You have them down where all you see is that big boozy colored nose is visible , no wonder you know not what’s going on ,but yet you continue to tell lies ! Since when do you convict on hear say evidence ?

  3. Chucky, the defense team includes Dershowitz and Starr, both veterans of fighting posers like you.
    I wish it included Trey Gowdy so your side could have new orifices ripped.

    Tell us about all those successful defenses you did. Oh wait. You can’t.

    1. Trey Gowdy would make bigger fools of them than they are now. Miss his smart rhetoric.

  4. Chuck Shmuck can’t even get a properly fitting pair of glasses, despite OUR TAX DOLLARS paying for his coverage. That’s the first sign of incompetence, pretense, or both.

    The” greatest thing he’s done for this country”? Please. He’s basically saying he’s done NOTHING except to try to overturn the will of those who elected the president.

  5. guessing since he has been in politics and has accomplish nothing he has really no clue how it works

  6. scummer, the name says it all. Just another lying demonrat/communist POS!!!!

  7. Why des Schumer wear his glasses way down on his nose? If a person needs bifocals and you don’t need regular glasses then there is no corrective lens in top part. He just looks stupid by ding it the way he does.

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