The managers used their majority control of the House to run a biases impeachment endeavor and are now complaining that the tables have turned.
The House managers prosecuting the case against President Trump blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed trial rules as “rigged,” just hours before impeachment proceedings are slated to resume on the floor.
The blistering statement from the impeachment managers came after McConnell, late Monday, revealed his resolution.
The resolution showed a condensed, two-day calendar for each side to give opening statements, at 12 hours per day. After the four days of opening arguments, senators would be allowed up to 16 hours for written questions to the prosecution and defense, followed by four hours of debate. Only then would there be votes on calling other witnesses—something that, if approved, would likely happen next week. At the end of the deliberations, the Senate would then vote on each impeachment article.
McConnell is slated to formally introduce his proposal to lay out the rules to govern the trial on Tuesday—rules that he has repeatedly said would mirror those the Senate used in the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton in 1999.