Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) spoke with host Judge Jeanie Pirro on Fox News’ “Justice” where he weighed in on the Senate impeachment trial, New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and his motives.
Asked about Senator Chuck Schumer’s remarks in which he called the impeachment trial a “sham” after the Senate voted to block witnesses, Senator Tom Cotton replied, “Good ole Chuck, Jeanine.”
“From the very beginning, this trial for Chuck Schumer has not been about getting Donald Trump out of the White House. It’s been about getting Susan Collins out of the Senate,” Senator Tom Cotton revealed.
“He’s not going to get Donald Trump out of the White House, and he’s not going to get Susan Collins out of the Senate, and he’s not going to win back the majority,” he continued. “Because the American people know that the Democrats in Washington have now wasted 5 months of their time, rather than focusing on the people’s business.”
When asked why he believes Schumer is trying to oust Senator Collins, the Arkansas Senator explained: “Chuck Schumer said from the beginning, he said it in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago, that this is a win-win situation for him. Either President Trump is removed from office, or he thinks it’s bad for Republican Senators who are in tough races like Susan Collins, or Cory Gardner, or Martha McSally.”
“This is for Chuck, about winning back the Senate majority, not about removing Donald Trump from the White House. He knew that he never had the votes to do that,” Senator Cotton stated. (Continued Below)
Judge Jeanine asked Senator Cotton if he is looking forward to hearing his fellow Senators this week on the Senate floor making remarks about the impeachment trial. “These last two weeks have been usual in more than one way in the United States Senate,” he said.
“One way in particular though was that all 100 Senators have had to sit silently at their desks. I can tell you for a lot of those Senators, that’s a form a shock therapy. They’re itching to get even 10 minutes of time to speak,” Senator Cotton expressed. (Video Below)
Senator Tom Cotton’s full remarks:
"I don’t think [Democrats] will ever surrender their goal of trying remove this President. " – @SenTomCotton discussing the latest in the impeachment trial and what's to come next: pic.twitter.com/hwoC0tjfvq
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) February 2, 2020