Shortly before Thursday round of questions in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, one of the House trial managers, Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D) told reporters that it appeared to her that the president’s team did not appear to be defending him rather, adding that she also believed that there could “still be a possibility to get John Bolton as a witness.”
The former municipal judge also said that the House managers job was to “convince 3-4 senators” to call for witnesses and that they reserved the right to call former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, who she said was “one of the three amigos” involved whole impeachment inquiry into what the president said or didn’t say in regards to Ukraine.
As far as swaying those 3-4 senators, Rep. Garcia was asked if she thought she could influence Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to vote in her favor, but that appears to be somewhat of a lost cause.
“Frankly, they are very hard to read,” said Garcia “They both seem to be intent, I have not seen them take a lot of notes. Hopeful that we can persuade one of them, but it’s doubtful.”
When asked if the House would continue impeachment proceedings against the president if the Senate acquits him, Garcia simply said that she was “not going to get ahead of this trial” but didn’t say that House Democrats wouldn’t try to impeach the president again.
“I’m not going to get ahead of this trial. If it’s not a fair trial, it’s a cover-up. We’ll take it from there,” said Garcia.
With several moderate-Senators having said that they were against witnesses in the trial, it looks as if Garcia and House Democrats will declare the trial unfair and all-but leave the door open for more impeachment drama. Stay tuned…