QQOTD: Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar
“I am trying to give a pretty clear signal I have made up my mind. I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here. What I see coming, happening today is just a partisan nonsense.” (CNN)
~ Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) an American politician, who serves as the senior United States Senator from South Carolina, a seat he has held since 2003. Since 2019, he has been the Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. A member of the Republican Party, Senator Graham has earned an 80.31% Lifetime Score from the American Conservative Union.
“If the President has any facts to present in his defense to the articles of impeachment, we should hear them.” (From Klobuchar.senate.gov)
~ Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Democratic candidate for President.
Klobuchar is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), Minnesota’s affiliate of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the Hennepin County Attorney. In February 2019, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 election.
On January 19, 2020, Senator Klobuchar and Senator Elizabeth Warren were endorsed for President by The New York Times.
The specific articles of impeachment:
Today (January 21, 2020), the impeached President’s Senate trial will commence. The jury will consist of 100 U.S. Senators (53 Republicans, 47 Democrats, and 2 Independents).
Based on the above quotes, how likely is it that the President will get a fair trial? Explain.
To be answered after the trial ends: Was the result what you expected? Why or why not?