Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Democrat impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett said she and her cohorts did not need more witnesses to prove their case; instead, she said they needed more Republican senators with spines to vote to convict former President Trump.
“I think what we did was, we got what we wanted, which was her statement, which was what she said, and had it put into the record and being able to say it on the record out loud to others would hear,” Plaskett said, referring to Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s recounting of a heated phone call between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy during the deadly Capitol riot on January 6.
“Witnesses in a Senate hearing do not come and stand before the senators and make any statements,” Plaskett continued. “It’s a deposition, it’s videotaped, and that is brought before the Senate. So I know that people are feeling a lot of angst and believe that maybe if we had this, the senators would have done what we wanted, but, listen, we didn’t need more witnesses. We needed more senators with spines.”
The Democrats didn’t need any witnesses at all, or evidence either for that matter, because in their hateful collective mind, Trump’s guilt was a forgone conclusion. The Senators who voted to acquit Trump were the ones with spines, standing up against the power-mad Democrats in power.