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[Petition] Never again: no more partisan impeachment cover ups

The recent impeachment trial was a farce: when we were tasked with trying Donald Trump's impeachment, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans denied us access to witnesses and documents.

Instead of a full and fair trial, America got a partisan cover-up.

That's why I'm introducing a new rule in the Senate that would fix this issue and guarantee both the prosecution and defense a chance to call necessary witnesses and subpoena relevant documents.

Sign the petition and tell the Senate: future impeachment trials need witnesses and evidence.

If and when another president and another Congress face this issue, we must guarantee that the process is impartial and thorough.

Unlike what happened with Donald Trump's trial, the Senate should be a place where the nation's gravest issues like impeachment are vigorously debated and thoughtfully considered — not swept under the rug by a highly-partisan majority desperate to protect someone who has clearly committed a crime. Or perhaps worse, a highly-partisan majority determined to impeach a President by blocking evidence of innocence.

That means witnesses. That means documents. That means access to all of the facts — no matter how uncomfortable they are.

Sign the petition: join me and Democracy for America in urging the Senate to fix impeachment for the future.


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Posted on February 11, 2020.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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