WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the nature of the Senate’s impeachment proceedings and how Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to promptly send the impeachment articles to the Senate has altered the Democratic presidential field. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“This is going to be a fair process, unlike the House process, which has been – well, I was going to say a three-ring circus, but that’s not fair to the circus. But we’re going to have a dignified and sober and deliberate process here, befitting the gravity of what we’ve been asked to decide.”
“No one, neither the prosecution nor the defense, will be precluded from participating.”
“In holding the Articles for four weeks, the Speaker just cleared out some of the top contenders in the presidential primaries, the early ones, and it’s pretty clear that the candidate who stands the most to gain from their absence is former Vice President Biden.”
“Over these last four weeks we’ve been standing by, waiting to do our duty, wasting valuable time while the Democrats in the House try to come to terms with their embarrassing and inadequate investigation.”