In an interview with MSNBC during their coverage of the Senate’s impeachment trial on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that if Senate Democrats are unable to get witnesses introduced, “it will make the value of an acquittal zero.”
“Am I certain we’ll succeed? Far from it. But do I think there’s a chance if we keep at it? Yes. And if we don’t, and it’s still apparent to the American public what an unfair trial this is, how they’re so afraid of the evidence, it will make the value of an acquittal zero,” he said.
“And so, either way, there’s a good outcome. But obviously, we prefer a fair trial, and we’d hope that we can get four Republicans, with everything that’s happening, to be for witnesses and documents,” Schumer continued. “The fact that the public’s with us, the fact that they’re moving in that direction, may help push Republicans in that direction.”
Republicans aren’t afraid of the evidence, because there is none. And the American public knows very well that the trial is unfair, because it’s a partisan sham.