Four senators are running for president. With the impeachment trial against President Trump on the horizon, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said the responsible thing for them to do is to step aside and let their colleagues handle it.
.@SenSanders, @SenWarren, @SenAmyKlobuchar, and @SenatorBennet are spending millions of dollars to defeat @realDonaldTrump, and we’re supposed to believe they will be impartial during the trial?— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 16, 2020
They should recuse themselves.
“Tomorrow, one hundred United States Senators will be sworn in to serve in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Four of those Senators must recuse themselves for their unparalleled political interest in seeing this President removed from office,” she added.
If the four senators/2020 candidates do decide to participate in the trial, they will have "failed their oath of office," Blackburn said.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been saying the same thing for weeks and, unsurprisingly, the media has not heeded his advice to ask the tough questions.
For weeks I’ve challenged the media to ask @ewarren if as a candidate she could uphold her oath as a juror. It’s clear from last night’s debate that NONE of the 2020 candidates are impartial on impeachment bc they know they can’t beat Trump at ballot box. pic.twitter.com/Osr2SF0xUC— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 16, 2020
Instead, we have the New York Times asking Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) if he is an Amazon Prime member.
The House voted to release the articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, to the Senate only on Wednesday, almost 30 days since voting on them. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the articles with a smile on her face on Wednesday, despite telling us for weeks how "solemn" a process this was.
So much for “somber” and “solemn.”— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 15, 2020
House Dems are so excited about impeachment that they’re passing out commemorative pens and grinning for photos at a celebration ceremony.
No surprise...Speaker Pelosi just held a celebratory signing ceremony handing out souvenir impeachment pens.— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) January 15, 2020
The truth comes out.
This isn't "somber" or "serious" for @HouseDemocrats. This has been partisan since day one. pic.twitter.com/E07UFIXNgr