Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) said on Thursday during MSNBC’s impeachment coverage that Republican senators should be more concerned with ensuring “we do fair and impartial justice,” than the tone of House managers.
Harris was asked about Sen. Susan Collins (R-MA) writing a note to Chief Justice John Roberts about House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) accusing Senate Republicans of participating in a coverup just before he admonished the House impeachment managers.
Host Ari Melber said, “I want to read to you what I’m sure you’ve heard about, Senator Collins, speaking out about something she wanted to ask about, saying, ‘I was stunned by Congressman Nadler’s approach.’ On the first night, he made comments she viewed as impugning the senators.
The chief justice admonished both sides.
Harris said, “Let’s just step back for a moment, and all appreciate the fact that this is probably the most important responsibility that any member of the United States Senate has, which is to sit as a juror in the impeachment of the president of the United States.