Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is supposed to just sit in on the trail and keep his mouth shut?
Any decision he makes can be voted over by McConnell’s majority….
Roberts STILL let it be known that he ain’t gonna just sit in room….
Things Are gonna be interesting even if we know what the verdict will be…
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts warned the House impeachment managers and President Trump’s lawyers early Wednesday morning to keep their tone civil after their arguments in the Senate impeachment trial became heated and personal after a clash over procedure.
“It is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and president’s counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world’s greatest deliberative body,” Roberts warned.
“One reason it has earned that title is because its members avoid speaking in a manner and using language that is not conducive to civil discourse,” he said.
The chief justice noted that in a 1905 Senate impeachment trial a senator objected when one of the managers used the word “pettifogging” and the presiding officer at the trial agreed “the word ought not to have been used.”
“I don’t think we need to aspire to that high standard, but I do think those addressing the Senate should remember where they are,” he said….
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