Roberts Dashes Democrats’ Hopes, Tells Schumer He Will Not Cast Tie-Breaking Votes in Impeachment Trial (Video)

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Roberts Dashes Democrats' Hopes, Tells Schumer He Will Not Cast Tie-Breaking Votes in Impeachment Trial (Video)

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Roberts Dashes Democrats’ Hopes, Tells Schumer He Will Not Cast Tie-Breaking Votes in Impeachment Trial (Video)

When it rains it pours. Having lost the main vote for new witnesses and documents Friday afternoon during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump on a narrow, near party line vote of 51-49, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) hopefully asked presiding officer Chief Justice John Roberts Friday evening if he was aware of a precedent for him casting tie-breaking votes as the Senate prepared to cast more votes to table several Schumer resolutions on witnesses and evidence.

Schumer cited the 1868 Senate impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson presided over by Chief Justice Salmon Chase in which he cast two tie-breaking votes.

Roberts was ready for the question and carefully read his reply:

I am, Mr. Leader. Uh, the one concerned a motion to adjourn, the other concerned a motion to close deliberations. Uh, I do not regard those isolated episodes a-hundred-and-fifty years ago as sufficient to support a general authority to break ties. If the members of this body, elected by the People and accountable to them, divide equally on a motion, the normal rule is that the motion fails. I think it would be inappropriate for me, an unelected official from a different branch of government, to assert the power to change that result so that the motion would succeed.

Thankfully, activist Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not presiding over this trial.



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  1. Schumer reminds me of a school bully that surrounds himself with his little minions to do his bidding then cries and stomps when challenged. Then he runs to momma aka Justice Roberts to make it all better. He’s sickening to watch all his manipulative behavior.

  2. When Schumer was reading the final two motions, he was gloating like degenerate, demented pig.
    Thankfully the motions to call witnesses were killed. Although some of the witness cross-examinations would have been a pleasure to hear, as they would have assuredly revealed further Schumer-Schiff LIES, Schiff would have wasted weeks, even months, of our time, energy, and tax-payer money.

    Schumer is a creep. And Schiff is unbalanced . . .

  3. JERRY-FEB.2,2020 10.30 AM
    I AM 78 YEARS OLD AND I REMEMBER WHEN THE DEMS AND THE REPUB PARTY WORKED TOGETHER FOR THE GOO DOF AMERICA-I AM VERY CONSERVATIVE MY WHOLE LIFE AND I AM HAVE COMPASSION FOR CERTAIN THINGS IF IT MAKES SENSE.LIKE TAKE CARE OF THE VETERANS FIRST -AND HELP AMERICANS BEFORE YOU HELP ILLEGALS .DONT GIVE AID TO PEOPLE THAT HATEUS AND OUR FLAG AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.SCREW THEM ALL–CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?ARE THEY TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA?I DONT CARE THAT THEY WERE BORN IN THE U.S–TO ME THEY ARE THE ENEMY WITHIN–THEY ARE WORSE THAN THE TERRORISTS .WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP VOTING THEM BACK INTO OFFICE?WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE LIBERALS?DO ANY OF THEM HAVE COMMON SENSE?WHAT ALOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY NEED IS A DOSE OF REALITY -SEND THEM TO N.KOREA FOR 1 WEEK AND THEY WILL COME BACK AND KISS THE GROUND AND SEE WHAT ITS LIKE NOT TO HAVE–FREEDOM–THEY TAKE IT FOR GRANTED–THEY ARE SPOILED HERE. AND ALOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE NOW LIKE SOCIALISM –ALL THESE LIBERAL LEFT TEACHERS ARE PUMPING THIS CRAP INTO THEIR HEADS FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS-THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A FREE EVERYTHING SOCIETY–IT HAS NEVER WORKED AND WILL NEVER WORK PERIOD.MY BROTHER WAS WOUNDED IN KOREA SEPT.1950 AND I SERVED FOR 6 YEARS IN THE US ARMY-I THOUGHT IT WAS AN HONOR–SOMEBODY HAS TO DEFEND FREEDOM OTHERWISE THEIR IS NO AMERICA-ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT-FREEDOM IS NOT FREE–I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL THESE LIBERALS WHY THEY LIKE OPEN BORDERS?WHY THEY WANT SANCTUARY CITIES IN AMERICA–WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO HARBOR KILLERS-DRUG DEALERS AND THE OTHER SCUM–WHY-PLEASE ANSWER THAT FOR ME? THAT WHOLE BUNCH OF UN AMERICAN TRASH–PELOSI-SCHUMER-SCHIFF-NADLER AND ALL THE REST OF THESE MORONS SHOULD BE KICKED OUT OF OFFICE–A FRIEND OF MINE SAYS TO ME ALL THE TIME–DONT WORRY–GOD WILL GET THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO AMERICA.

  4. Smart move, justice Roberts doesn’t want to get in the middle of this political spat. I’m pretty sure their won’t be a need for a tie breaker anyway. It’s not hard to see through this facade.

  5. IF ALL THE BULLSHIT THAT THE DEMS HAVE TRIED TO SHOVE DOWN THE AMERICANS PUBLIC DOES NOT WISE THEM UP TO NOT TAKE ANYTHING THAT THESE CLOWNS ARE PROPOSING AND TO TURN AWAY FROM THE DEMS AT VOTING THEN WE MUST HAVE BRED A GROUP OF MINDLESS BEINGS AND CALL THEM DEMOCRATS

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