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The president pro tempore has historically presided over Senate impeachment trials of non-presidents, when presiding over an impeachment trial, the president pro tempore takes an additional special oath to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws. It is an oath that I take extraordinarily seriously.
I consider holding the office of the president pro tempore and the responsibilities that come with it to be one of the highest honors and most serious responsibilities of my career, when I preside over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, I will not waver from my constitutional and sworn obligations to administer the trial with fairness, in accordance with the Constitution and the laws.
The president pro tempore has historically presided over Senate impeachment trials of non-presidents.When presiding over an impeachment trial, the president pro tempore takes an additional special oath to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws, it is an oath that I take extraordinarily seriously.
We had a couple of members in both parties who were all' oh Patrick Leahy didn't talk to us.' It was irrelevant. We went in there and Patrick Leahy had from the most conservative to the most liberal( members), kicking ideas back and forth. And the seriousness of what we were doing, Patrick Leahy could feel it settle in... and we ended up getting procedures.
Maybe you can explain why a dictator like Egypt's President al-Sisi is feted at the White House, Russia's President (Vladimir) Putin, North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Turkey's President (Tayyip) Erdogan are praised as strong leaders and the Saudi Crown Prince is treated as an indispensable friend and ally.
Senate Republicans made a big show last year about respecting the voice of the American people in this process, now they're arguing that the Senate should rubber-stamp their nominees selected by extreme interest groups and nominated by a president who lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.
I hope next week, when the president’s Supreme Court nominee will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he provides transparent, truthful answers to Senators’ questions, i will insist on real answers from Judge Neil Gorsuch, because there are real concerns about his record and his judicial philosophy.
If their (ABC's) information is accurate, the burden is on the Iraqi Government to punish those involved and on the Departments of State and Defense to insist that they do so and to offer support in investigating and punishing those involved as the law calls for, otherwise the Iraqi units involved should be deemed ineligible for U.S. aid.
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