Impeachment stalemate over witnesses: McConnell accuses Democrats of ’treating impeachment like a political toy’

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that he won’t agree in advance to Democrats’ demands for Trump administration witnesses in a Senate impeachment trial.

“The House may have been content to scrap their own norms to hurt President Trump, but that is not the Senate,” McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said Monday. “Even with a process this constitutionally serious, even with tensions rising in the Middle East, House Democrats are treating impeachment like a political toy.”

McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, can’t come to an agreement on the terms of a Senate trial, which has prompted Speaker
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