Why do Republicans appear to be playing an all-in, "Doomsday" game. Is there no tomorrow, Mitch?
Republicans will be able to block, individually, any new witnesses. They will do this with every important witness. That's a rigged trial.
There have to be limits on power. If there are none, then evil men and women will use fear, brute force, and nationalism to enslave us.
No one ever believed that these dishonorable Senate Republicans would allow a fair trial. And they were right.
Under enormous pressure from competing interests over the impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finds himself between the proverbial rock and the hard place.
Before you brush this topic off as irrelevant, you might want to consider how often it comes back into political discussions along with the lie that it was a war resolution rather than a peace resolution.
What if, the longer Trump allows this refusal of a fair trial to drag on, the more public hearings into his impeachable offenses are held and the more Articles of Impeachment may be voted on, making an even bigger the case will be when the trial finally does take place?
Donald Trump will remain "the Impeached President," not the "acquitted president," for as long as Nancy Pelosi wants to keep him that way. He won't be able to brag, just gripe about the System being unfair - a subject that he should stay away from.
For a Senator to defy the Constitution, and stand in open defiance of it because he worships a freakish would-be dictator, is beyond outrage, and cannot be tolerated.
If we let members of Congress blatantly ignore the law, then Law is dead. They can just put on a red hat and they can do anything no matter how illegal it is.