Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr tweeted this week blasting Senate lawmakers for not “representing the people,” citing President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police MORE’s ongoing impeachment trial and the gun control debate. 

“75% of all Americans want to see witnesses in the impeachment trial. Over 90% of us want simple background checks for people purchasing guns. We are getting neither. The Senate is not representing the people. The term ‘civil servant’ does not apply to those who refuse to serve,” Kerr tweeted Friday. He did not specify which polls or surveys he was citing. 


A poll released this week by Quinnipiac University found that three-quarters of American voters say witnesses should be allowed to testify in the ongoing trial in the upper chamber.

However, the poll did not specify which witnesses respondents would want to see called before lawmakers. For example, although Democratic lawmakers have sought to include testimony from former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonHave the courage to recognize Taiwan McConnell says Obama administration 'did leave behind' pandemic plan Trump company lawyer warned Michael Cohen not to write 'tell-all' book: report MORE, many Republicans oppose calling the former official.  

According to a 2018 Quinnipiac University poll, 97 percent of Americans support requiring background checks for all gun buyers. Pew Research found late last year that 93 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans support background checks for private gun sales and for sales at gun shows.


Kerr has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration. He has frequently retweeted op-eds and other coverage during the impeachment trial calling out GOP lawmakers, who have largely been opposed to subpoenaing more documents or witnesses beyond the House’s impeachment inquiry. 

On Friday, the Republican-controlled Senate voted against against calling additional witnesses to testify during the impeachment trial of President Trump. Senators voted 51-49, and only two GOP lawmakers broke rank with their Republican colleagues. Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump expected to visit Maine despite governor's concerns Democrats gear up to hit GOP senators on DACA OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump administration gives renewables more time to take advantage of tax credits | House Republicans introduce bill to speed mining projects for critical minerals | Watchdog faults EPA communications in contamination of NC river MORE (Maine) and Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySenate Republicans urge Trump to tone down rhetoric on protests Congress flying blind: Why now is the time to revive the Office of Technology Assessment Trump asserts his power over Republicans MORE (Utah) joined Democrats to vote for witnesses.

Lawmakers in the upper chamber are slated to vote on the articles of impeachment next Wednesday.