Ted Cruz’s Witness Reciprocity for Trump Impeachment Trial Takes Off, Don Jr. Cheers, Democrats Moan

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has come up with a
terrific idea for President Donald Trump‘s upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate. He calls his idea “witness reciprocity”
and the concept is taking off among his Republican colleagues. Basically, if Democrats want to hear from
John Bolton for example, the Republicans get to call Hunter Biden in return, as Vivek Saxena
at BizPacReview reports: Unlike House Democrats, who used unfair rules
to prevent their Republican colleagues from having any say in the chamber’s impeachment
proceedings last year, Senate Republicans appear intent on ensuring their colleagues
are granted a say. And so on Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz reportedly
pitched the idea of “witness reciprocity,” a innovative solution that calls for each
side being allowed to call an equal number of witnesses to testify in President Donald
Trump’s upcoming trial. If Senate Democrats were to choose to call
former Trump administration National Security Adviser John Bolton, for instance, Republicans
would in turn be allowed to call, say, former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter. Fair is fair, after all. Again, we think this is a terrific idea, after
all it would only be fair right? The president’s son Donald Trump Jr, also
seems to think that witness reciprocity is a fantastic idea. “I love @tedcruz’s plan of witness reciprocity. The American people want to hear from #wheresHunter
Biden, #sleepyJoe Biden, #fullofschiff, the phony “whistleblower” etc. much more than
they do anyone on our side especially since the house had free reign of witnesses for
months,” Trump Jr. tweeted. Further Politico reports that McConnell and
other GOP Senators are open to the idea of witness reciprocity: “McConnell was open to that message. … Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) later
raised the strategy to the broader Senate Republican Conference.” “Then shortly after, and echoing the message
of Cruz and Paul, McConnell publicly warned Democrats that if they want to call additional
witnesses during the proceedings, Republicans will counter with some of their own, and Democrats
won’t like who’s on the GOP list.”

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