Lawmakers weigh in on impeachment trial

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCIA) — Lawmakers from Illinois are weighing in on President Trump’s impeachment trial.

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis spoke about the impeachment at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Decatur’s new fleet of buses, which was made possible through a $4.6 million federal grant.

“That’s why we go to Washington,” Davis said. “I didn’t go to Washington to stand up and argue about the impeachment of the president. I actually went to Washington to make sure we put good policies in place, reassess how your tax dollars are being invested and put into plans like this.”

On Twitter, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin wrote in part of a thread, ” Sen. McConnell & his enablers believe the American people will not take notice. They are wrong. Americans are not asleep at the wheel of this democracy. They are wide awake to any Senator or President who disrespects their constitutional duties or claims to be above the law.”

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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth tweeted Monday night, ” #MidnightMitch has already admitted he’s working hand-in-hand with Trump on the #impeachment trial & violating his oath to be impartial—but his proposed rules for the trial (holding the trial at 1am??) are yet more evidence that he’s helping the White House perpetrate a cover-up.”

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