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Schumer said. ROMNEY ANNOUNCES HE WILL VOTE TO CONVICT TRUMP IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Republicans had long-predicted a bipartisan acquittal, but the last-minute decision by the three robbed Trump of that talking point. With Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, defecting from his party and voting for guilt on one article of impeachment, it was Democrats who celebrated bipartisanship. The vote created a bipartisan impeachment that can never be erased from history, Schumer said. Democrats touted the party unity and praised the House impeachment managers for making a convincing case. There was a bipartisan vote -- even though it wasnt two thirds -- that found President Trump guilty, Stabenow said. Every single Democrat plus one Republican. On Monday, Manchin took to the Senate floor to push for a lighter measure ofcensure againstTrump and he was considered by Republicans one of their best bets for a defection. For his part, Manchin said he prayed on the decision. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP This was the most difficult decision Ive ever had to make, Manchin told reporters afterward. This is not a political vote whatsoever. Its not whether I like the president. Ive always had a good relationship [with Trump], but I love my country, and I have an obligation, responsibilities and my duties to my country. And if I cant explain that then shame on me.
I want witnesses. I definitely want witnesses, the only thing I've said is that there should be an adult in the room and Chief Justice John Roberts's Chief Justice John Roberts. We should vote again on Chief Justice John Roberts being able to determine who is pertinent... if Hunter Biden is one of the people who is pertinent to the evidence or to the trial, then absolutely.
The deaths under investigation all appear linked by lethal doses of insulin, given to patients not being treated fordiabetes or high blood sugar. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., met withVeterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie and the medical centers director, Dr. Glenn Snider, on Monday to discuss the ongoing investigation. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP I was also assured by both Secretary Wilkie and Dr. Snider that the person of interest is no longer in any contact with veterans at the VA facility, these crimes shock the conscience and Im still appalled they were not only committed, but that our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for our country, were the victims. As a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, I will do everything in my power to investigate these accusations and get to the bottom of what happened. These families and loved ones deserve answers as soon as possible, and I will make sure they get them.
I think everyone agrees that Robert Mueller is a straight shooter and beyond reproach. Robert Mueller's not shooting anybody's bullets for any particular reason or political agenda, i would like to think William Barr is doing the same. And if those two are in conflict, I will make my own decision from there.
Throughout Judge Gorsuch’s career, he has come to his legal rulings objectively, through the letter of the law rather than through his own opinion, i hold no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not be a Supreme Court Justice.