‘Asking the Senate to go be special counsel’: GOP senator rips Democrats over demand for more witnesses

Sen. James Lankford condemned Democrats for rushing the impeachment process in the House and then demanding that the Senate call witnesses.

During the House impeachment investigation, Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that lawmakers could not wait for a court ruling on additional witnesses because President Trump posed an immediate threat to the 2020 elections. Now that the trial has started in the Senate, however, House Democrats have demanded that the Senate call the witnesses that the House refused to wait for.

During a Sunday interview on ABC’s This Week, Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, criticized House Democrats for placing the burden of investigation on the Senate, saying it
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