Prof. Jonathan Turley on CBS News said that Rep. Nadler made a “major blunder” by insulting the Senators.
He prefaced the mention of a blunder by saying he teaches his law students not to do what Nadler had just done during the impeachment trial…Nadler had “insulted” the Republican Senators listening to the impeachment of President Trump.
Nadler said the Senate could be engaged in a cover-up. One key Senator spoke out to say she was offended.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, said she was offended by House manager Nadler’s claim that because Republican members voted against allowing new testimony and evidence, they were engaged in a “cover-up.”
Murkowski spoke after Nadler’s accusation: “I took it as offensive. As one who is listening attentively and working hard to get to a fair process, I was offended.”
Nadler said that Republicans were “voting for a cover-up, voting to deny witnesses, an absolutely indefensible vote, obviously a treacherous vote.”
The use of the word “cover-up” was everywhere in the first few days of impeachment because the Democrats want to paint the Republican Senators as corrupt. The Democrats know the impeachment is going nowhere so they plan on planting the seed that the process was corrupt because of Republicans.