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Blunt: President Trump Deserves to Be Heard

January 14, 2020

WASHINGTON At the weekly Republican Senate leadership press conference, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) said President Trump deserves the opportunity to make his case in the Senate after House Democrats have pursued a completely unfair, politically-driven impeachment effort.

Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:

“Well, we do want to have a fair process in the Senate. Several people asked yesterday about the motion to dismiss and whether there should be one early. My view then, and now, was that this process needs to be a process where everybody is heard and that the person who would benefit the most from everybody being heard is the president.

“He hasn’t had a chance to make his case. He’ll have that chance in the Senate. The Senate owes that to him, and I think the Congress owes that to the country. But we can’t just have a one-sided process that suddenly ends, but a process where everybody gets a chance to be heard.

“We’ve heard a lot from the House. We’ve particularly heard a lot from the House about how urgent this all was until the last month where apparently it wasn’t urgent at all. But my view is that this will be the first chance that the president has had to make his case. He deserves that, the American people deserve a chance to hear the other side of this, which they haven’t heard up until now.”   

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