Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Donald Trump, argued on Tuesday that the president should not be removed from office by a Senate trial during an election year.
Sekulow made the remarks while defending the president on the Senate floor.
“You are being asked to remove a duly-elected president of the United States,” he told senators. “And you’re being asked to do it during an election year.”
“In an election year!” he repeated for emphasis. “There are some of you in this chamber right now that would rather be someplace else. And that’s why we’ll be brief. I understand.”
“But this is a serious deliberative situation,” Sekulow added. “The articles of impeachment call for removal!”
Trump’s attorney’s remarks echoed arguments made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) when he refused to hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee during an election year.
Watch the video below from ABC.
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow asks senators to reflect on “what you’re being asked to do.”
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Protesters arrested after police raid Mohawk railway camp constructed in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
Police moved in on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory demonstration as hundreds of people marched through downtown Ottawa.
At least 10 protesters were arrested Monday morning during a Canadian police raid on a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory camp beside a railway near Belleville, Ontario, which was established on Feb. 6 in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en First Nation hereditary chiefs and land defenders who are trying to prevent a fracked gas pipeline from cutting through their unceded lands in British Columbia.
Trump blasted as ‘pathological liar’ for claiming stock market is ‘starting to look very good’ after 1,000 point crash
The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic spreading across the world has present challenges for President Donald Trump.
In addition to the public health challenge facing the administration, Trump's 2020 reelection campaign is also faced with an economic crisis as the virus disrupts global supply chains.
"Investors around the world retreated from stocks and piled into haven assets including government bonds and gold, reflecting escalating worries that the coronavirus will disrupt the global economy," The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. "The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points—its biggest point decline in more than two years; the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note approached a record low; and gold prices climbed for the eighth straight session to a seven-year high."
Here are 11 of the most popular progressive policies for candidates to run on — and 5 of the least popular
New polling from the progressive pollster Data for Progress, described in a new piece Monday at Vox, points the way forward for Democrats looking to oust President Donald Trump from the White House and enact a liberal policy agenda.
Progressives often argue that their plans are broadly popular with Americans, and that these ideas are only prevented from becoming reality because of an obstinate Republican Party weaponizing racism and misinformation, archaic political institutions that stymie significant efforts at reform, and corruption across the two parties that allows special and corporate interests to undermine the popular will. And there is a fair amount of truth in this idea — some progressive idea are remarkably popular, and there's no good reason they haven't been implemented yet.