Elizabeth Warren calls for unity 'against insurrection' as Trump impeachment trial delayed
'Unity starts with accountability,' Warren said Sunday during an interview with CNN's Abby Phillip.
during a floor speech."We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation's history behind us. And healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability, and that is what this trail will provide."Before the trial starts,"the Senate will continue to do other business for the American people, such as Cabinet nominations and the COVID relief bill, which would provide relief for millions of Americans who are suffering during this pandemic," Schumer added.
When asked if she believed Republican opposition to Trump would dissipate the longer the Senate waits to start the trial, Warren said she"can't imagine how Republican opposition to insurrection would fade over the space of a couple weeks."
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is shown above listening during a news conference on Capitol Hill on October 20, 2020 in Washington, DC.Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images/Getty"We are talking about a president who stood in front of a mob and told them to go to the Capitol and invade, told them to go the Capitol and stop the lawful business of government so that he could try to stay in the White House," said Warren."That is so fundamentally wrong." headtopics.com
She continued:"We need accountability, accountability for Donald Trump and accountability for everyone who participated in that insurrection."Warren added that lawmakers need to unify to do"the work that the American people want done."
The Massachusetts senator noted this may include raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, canceling student loan debt, expanding Social Security, and granting more universal child care."It's not about ideology. It's not about helping just the richest Americans, or some interest group," said Warren."We want to have unity, then get on board the things the American people want to see us do."
Newsweekreached out to Warren's office, but didn't hear back in time for publication. Read more: Newsweek »
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The 2nd impeachment trial: 1) Senate was the place & scene of the crime of insurrection & also the trial place; 2) Senators were witnesses/victim of the crime of insurrection & also the judges/jurors of the impeachment trial. Lets see who are the TRAITORS/ SHAMELESS GOP senators. This IS NOT a republican thing, or a Democrat thing, this is an American thing! Anyone who plans, executes or in any way supports an insurrection against the constitution of the US needs to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Without this, we will not be United