Trump impeachment trial: Schumer vows to "force votes" on witnesses
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters on Jan. 8 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Sunday evening to "force votes on witnesses and documents" in the impeachment trial against President Trump that starts this week. And he questioned why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was "being so secretive about his proposal."
What he's saying: "We Democrats aim to get the truth," Schumer said. "It will be up to four Republicans to side with the Constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law, and not side, in blind obeisance, to President Trump and his desire to suppress the truth. Because, in my judgment, he probably thinks he's guilty."
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details and comments from the news conference.