‘Very rare for him’: Chris Wallace says McConnell ‘backed down’ on trial rules because he lacked GOP support

Chris Wallace suggested that Mitch McConnell made a last-second change to the rules because he lacked support from Senate Republicans.

The Senate majority leader adjusted the impeachment trial rules to allow three days’ worth of opening arguments rather than two just moments before the Senate trial began Tuesday afternoon. McConnell claimed the decision would prevent “dark-of-night” arguments from being made late in the day on Tuesday and Wednesday by allowing the discussion to continue into Thursday. He also changed a rule allowing all of the House’s evidence to be admitted unless the full Senate votes to exclude part of the evidence.

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