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Politics ‘Not True’: GOP Senators Audibly Reacted When Schiff Brought Up ‘Head on a Pike’ Report During Trial

05:55  25 january  2020
05:55  25 january  2020 Source:   mediaite.com

Stay awake: Senators struggle to stay focused on impeachment

  Stay awake: Senators struggle to stay focused on impeachment WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was still speaking — about witnesses, documents, future presidents and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He'd said it all before, but five hours into the Senate trial Tuesday, Schiff, the lead prosecutor, was saying it again. Suddenly, from the Republican side, Sen. James Risch of Idaho raised his left hand so Schiff could see it and pointed, repeatedly, to his wristwatch. Time's up, Risch signaled. He wasSuddenly, from the Republican side, Sen. James Risch of Idaho raised his left hand so Schiff could see it and pointed, repeatedly, to his wristwatch. Time's up, Risch signaled. He was right: It was time to vote, and — perhaps as important — it would soon be time for dinner.

' Not true !' Collins yelled audibly inside the chamber when Schiff referenced a CBS News report that Republicans were warned if they vote against Trump 'your head will be on a pike .' The outburst was a potentially damaging sign for Schiff , a California Democrat who has earned plaudits for his poise and

When Schiff mentioned the CBS report that said Republican senators were told their heads "will be on a pike " if they vote against Trump, Collins said "that’s not true " fairly loudly multiple times and shook her head vigorously. The floor was almost completely captivated by Schiff , especially during

There’s reporting tonight that a comment Congressman Adam Schiff made in his closing arguments during the impeachment trial got a very noticeable reaction from Republican senators in the room.

Adam Schiff wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Mediaite

CBS News reported today that, per a Trump confidant, Republican senators were warned “Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.”

Schiff invoked this reporting earlier tonight (video above), and said while he doesn’t know if the reporting’s true, “I was struck by the irony.”

Trump suggests Schiff will pay a 'price' for pushing impeachment

  Trump suggests Schiff will pay a 'price' for pushing impeachment Trump also called impeachment "a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before.""Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man," Trump tweeted.

Republican senators received a violently metaphorical threat before the impeachment vote. One of President Donald Trump’s confidantes said GOP senators were warned not to vote for impeachment — or else, reported CBS News. “Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike ,” senators

No GOP senator wants to suffer such horrifying ignominy. And the inevitable vote to acquit will be easier, the less one knows about just how corrupt And, yes, McConnell may persuade GOP senators to answer Schiff ’s question with a resounding “no,” in an effort to carry Trump’s coverup to completion.

As he spoke, there was an unclear response in the chamber that, per multiple reports, was some Republican senators — particularly Susan Collins — saying it was “not true”:

Some Republicans made it clear to reporters afterwards they weren’t happy with Schiff:

Schiff: Democrats "proved our case" against Trump in Senate trial .
The lead House impeachment manager said GOP senators are "not mere spectators here" and could have called witnesses.Schiff, speaking on "Face the Nation" on Sunday, noted that some GOP senators, like Senator Lamar Alexander, conceded that the House managers proved their case against the president. The Senate voted against calling witnesses and documents Friday night in a 49-51 vote, with only Republican Senators Mitt Romney and Susan Collins siding with Democrats.

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