Jerry Nadler: Mitch McConnell Coordinating With White House Is A ‘Subversion Of The Constitutional Scheme’

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler speaks to the media in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill.

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for wanting to coordinate closely with the White House on the looming Senate impeachment trial, reports Mediaite.

McConnell announced earlier this week that he will “take cues” from President Donald Trump, coordinating with White House lawyers during the entire process. The comments provoked backlash among Democrats who argued that such a decision guarantees the trial will not be impartial.

Echoing these concerns, Nadler noted that senators are required by the Constitution to take a pledge of “impartial justice” before conducting an impeachment trial, but “here you have the majority leader of the Senate, and in effect, the floorman and the jury, saying he’s going to work hand and glove with the defense attorney.”

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