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Dems call out Lamar Alexander after he rejects vote for additional witnesses

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Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander's decision has paved the way for a possible end of the Senate impeachment trial; Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.

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GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. I’M SANDRA SMITH LIVE FROM
I’M SANDRA SMITH LIVE FROM MIAMI, THE SITE OF
MIAMI, THE SITE OF SUPER BOWL LIV, THIS MORNING.
SUPER BOWL LIV, THIS MORNING. TENNESSEE REPUBLICAN
TENNESSEE REPUBLICAN LAMAR ALEXANDER, 1 OF 4 G.O.P.
LAMAR ALEXANDER, 1 OF 4 G.O.P. SENATORS WEIGHING THE QUESTION
SENATORS WEIGHING THE QUESTION OF NEW WITNESS TESTIMONY,
OF NEW WITNESS TESTIMONY, ISSUING THE STATEMENT.
ISSUING THE STATEMENT. "I WORKED WITH OTHER SENATORS TO
"I WORKED WITH OTHER SENATORS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT
MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASK FOR MORE DOCUMENTS AND
TO ASK FOR MORE DOCUMENTS AND WITNESSES, BUT THERE IS NO NEED
WITNESSES, BUT THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE EVIDENCE TO PROVE
FOR MORE EVIDENCE TO PROVE SOMETHING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN
SOMETHING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PROVEN, AND THAT DOES MEET THE
PROVEN, AND THAT DOES MEET THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION’S
UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION’S HIGH BAR FOR AN IMPEACHABLE
HIGH BAR FOR AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE."
OFFENSE." HOUSE IMPEACHMENT MANAGER
HOUSE IMPEACHMENT MANAGER JERRY NADLER SAYING IT MAKES NO
JERRY NADLER SAYING IT MAKES NO SENSE.
SENSE. >> THIS IS A TRIAL.
>> THIS IS A TRIAL. IT’S A TRIAL, AS ANY 10-YEAR-OLD
IT’S A TRIAL, AS ANY 10-YEAR-OLD KNOWS, WE SHOULD HAVE WITNESSES.
KNOWS, WE SHOULD HAVE WITNESSES. THAT’S WHY ALL THESE
THAT’S WHY ALL THESE DISTRACTIONS.
DISTRACTIONS. THAT’S WHY THE PRESIDENT’S
THAT’S WHY THE PRESIDENT’S PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU TO AVOID
PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU TO AVOID WITNESSES, BECAUSE THEY ARE
WITNESSES, BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID OF THE WITNESSES.
AFRAID OF THE WITNESSES. >> Sandra: CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL
>> Sandra: CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT MIKE EMANUEL IS ON
CORRESPONDENT MIKE EMANUEL IS ON THE HILL WITH THIS BREAKING
THE HILL WITH THIS BREAKING DEVELOPMENT.
DEVELOPMENT. CHANGES A LOT, MIKE.
CHANGES A LOT, MIKE. >> NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
>> NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. GOOD MORNING TO YOU.
GOOD MORNING TO YOU. THE BIG BREAK CAME LATE LAST
THE BIG BREAK CAME LATE LAST NIGHT WHEN
NIGHT WHEN SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER SAID
SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER SAID HE’D HEARD ENOUGH, SAYING, "OUR
HE’D HEARD ENOUGH, SAYING, "OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS PROVIDE FOR
FOUNDING DOCUMENTS PROVIDE FOR DULY ELECTED PRESIDENTS WHO
DULY ELECTED PRESIDENTS WHO SERVE WITH THE CONSENT OF THE
SERVE WITH THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED, NOT AT THE PLEASURE OF
GOVERNED, NOT AT THE PLEASURE OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, LET
THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE.
THE PEOPLE DECIDE. TODAY, SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE
TODAY, SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE FRUSTRATED.
FRUSTRATED. >> DECISION IS AN OFFENSE
>> DECISION IS AN OFFENSE AGAINST THE SENATE, THE RULE OF
AGAINST THE SENATE, THE RULE OF LAW, AND IT’S AN OFFENSE
LAW, AND IT’S AN OFFENSE AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NEVER
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NEVER KNOW THE TRUE FACTS.
KNOW THE TRUE FACTS. THE SENATE WILL NOW HAVE THE
THE SENATE WILL NOW HAVE THE FIRST EVER SO-CALLED "TRIAL"
FIRST EVER SO-CALLED "TRIAL" THAT IS A KANGAROO COURT WITHOUT
THAT IS A KANGAROO COURT WITHOUT WITNESSES AND WITHOUT DOCUMENTS.
WITNESSES AND WITHOUT DOCUMENTS. IT IS CERTAINLY AN INSULT TO THE
IT IS CERTAINLY AN INSULT TO THE RULE OF LAW.
RULE OF LAW. >> THE ONLY UNDECIDED IS
>> THE ONLY UNDECIDED IS LISA MURKOWSKI OF ALASKA, WHO
LISA MURKOWSKI OF ALASKA, WHO SAID SHE WANTED MORE TIME.
SAID SHE WANTED MORE TIME. BUT IF SHE WANTS WITNESSES, SHE
BUT IF SHE WANTS WITNESSES, SHE WOULD MAKE IT A 50/50 TIE IN THE
WOULD MAKE IT A 50/50 TIE IN THE SENATE.
SENATE. TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ TOLD ME
TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ TOLD ME ABOUT SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS
ABOUT SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS HE’S HAD WITH HIS COLLEAGUES.
HE’S HAD WITH HIS COLLEAGUES. >> A NUMBER OF OTHER REPUBLICAN
>> A NUMBER OF OTHER REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO
SENATORS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE THE CASE TO BOTH OF THEM
MAKE THE CASE TO BOTH OF THEM THAT THERE HAVE BEEN ALREADY 17
THAT THERE HAVE BEEN ALREADY 17 WITNESSES WHO TESTIFIED.
WITNESSES WHO TESTIFIED. 18 IF YOU COUNT THE
18 IF YOU COUNT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL THEY DIDN’T
INSPECTOR GENERAL THEY DIDN’T SEND OVER.
SEND OVER. THERE HAS BEEN MORE THAN ENOUGH
THERE HAS BEEN MORE THAN ENOUGH TESTIMONY.
TESTIMONY. IN THE HOUSE MANAGERS HAVE
IN THE HOUSE MANAGERS HAVE IMPROVED THEIR CASE.
IMPROVED THEIR CASE. THEY HAVEN’T PROVED A HIGH CRIME
THEY HAVEN’T PROVED A HIGH CRIME OR MISDEMEANOR.
OR MISDEMEANOR. >> ONE ARGUMENT AGAINST
>> ONE ARGUMENT AGAINST WITNESSES IS IT COULD TIE UP THE
WITNESSES IS IT COULD TIE UP THE UNITED STATES SENATE FOR WEEKS,
UNITED STATES SENATE FOR WEEKS, AND LEAD IMPEACHMENT MANAGER
AND LEAD IMPEACHMENT MANAGER ADAM SCHIFF MADE THIS
ADAM SCHIFF MADE THIS LAST-MINUTE OFFER.
LAST-MINUTE OFFER. >> YOU WANT THE CLINTON MODEL?
>> YOU WANT THE CLINTON MODEL? LET’S USE THE CLINTON MODEL.
LET’S USE THE CLINTON MODEL. LET’S TAKE A WEEK.
LET’S TAKE A WEEK. LET’S TAKE A WEEK TO HAVE A FAIR
LET’S TAKE A WEEK TO HAVE A FAIR TRIAL.
TRIAL. YOU CAN CONTINUE YOUR BUSINESS.
YOU CAN CONTINUE YOUR BUSINESS. WE CAN GET THE BUSINESS OF THE
WE CAN GET THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY DONE.
COUNTRY DONE. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK IN THE
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK IN THE NAME OF FAIRNESS?
NAME OF FAIRNESS? >> EXACT TIMING OF WHEN THIS
>> EXACT TIMING OF WHEN THIS COULD ALL WRAP UP IS UNCLEAR.

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