“What is it they’ve sent us? Hope.”
-Princess Leia, Star Wars
The impeachment proceedings were struck by a bolt(on) of lightning when the New York Times reported that Trump’s former security advisor confirmed that Trump conditioned the $400 million in security aid to Ukraine on an investigation of the Bidens.
These new developments got (so-called) “moderate” Republicans squirming, and its kinda fun to watch. Case in point:
More votes on allowing witnesses and documents will happen this week. As of now, the trial timeline is as follows: Trump’s lawyers will wrap up their arguments either today or tomorrow. That will be followed by questions from Senators. On Wednesday or Thursday, Schumer is expected to offer a motion to call witnesses, including Bolton, and admit newly found documents. Grassroots pressure has forced Republicans to compromise on several aspects of this trial -- we can’t let them off the hook now.
All-of-us must keep up the fight for witnesses and a fair impeachment trial.
1 If your Senator is a Republican, call them and tell them that you expect them to conduct a real trial in the Senate, which includes fact-finding and examining crucial witnesses like Bolton. Indivisible broke it down really well here if you need talking points.
2 If you live in a blue state, share this action widely on social media and with red and purple state allies so they can call their senators too!You must login to see the contact info and scripts for your senators.