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Kentucky activists call on McConnell to allow impeachment trial witnesses

Mitch McConnell
Posted at 7:14 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 11:17:49-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Amid the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., a small group of protesters gathered in downtown Lexington to call for a vote to allow witnesses.

"I think he's not responsive to the constituents. I don't think he cares," said Rita Swan, an activist.

Swan and others wanted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hear them loud and clear.

McConnell's office on Tuesday said the leader is responsive to constituent calls.

"Senator McConnell appreciates hearing from Kentuckians and makes it a top priority to respond to those who contact his office," a statement from McConnell's office reads in part.

Another protester, Henry Jackson, had a mission, "I think it's an urgent matter, with respect to the integrity of our democracy, so that's why I'm out here."

They, like other concerned citizens, said they have been exercising their Constitutional rights by standing on the streets of Lexington.

"One of the things I did based on that is I called 15, 16 Republican senators. I said I really want you to have a fair trial that includes witnesses," explained Chuck Eddy.

Following the New York Times report of new information from former National Security Advisor John Bolton, Sen. Rand Paul suggested Bolton is trying to make money off the president's impeachment trial by using it as marketing for his new book.

President Trump also tweeted something similar Monday afternoon.

The New York Times cited an unpublished copy of Bolton's new book.