[Ed. – Like clockwork, their words come back to haunt them. Schumer assumed he’d play the partisan role he’s now screeching at McConnell over.]
Schumer has slammed McConnell ahead of Trump’s trial, saying he was “utterly amazed” by McConnell describing himself as not impartial.
“Let the American people hear it loud and clear, the Republican leader said, proudly, ‘I’m not an impartial juror. I’m not impartial about this at all.’ That is an astonishing admission of partisanship,” Schumer said in a floor speech.
But in several appearances on television in 1998 and 1999 reviewed by CNN’s KFile, Schumer noted that senators had previously formed opinions heading into the trial and that the Senate was “not like a jury box.” Schumer was elected to the Senate in 1998 after saying during his campaign that a vote for him would be a vote to not impeach Clinton.