CNN’s Harwood: ‘Old Confederacy represents the bulwark of the 21st century GOP’

CNN White House correspondent John Harwood said that 25 Republican senators who voted against hearing witness testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton “represent states of the Confederacy during the Civil War.”

“Of 51 Republican senators who voted to block John Bolton’s testimony in Trump impeachment trial, 25 represent states of the Confederacy during the Civil War. The old Confederacy represents the bulwark of the 21st century GOP.”

On Friday, Republicans used their majority in the Senate to deny Democrats the ability to call new witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. The lack of new witnesses likely paves the way for a swift acquittal of Trump, which is
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