Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr tweeted this week blasting Senate lawmakers for not “representing the people,” citing President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote 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 BoltonPresident Trump: To know him is to 'No' him Obama highlights Biden's tweet from a year ago warning Trump wasn't ready for pandemic Trump's former Homeland Security adviser on COVID-19: 'We could have saved more lives with a different, faster approach' 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 CollinsHouse Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice by Thomas Roberts to administer judicial oath to Barrett Tuesday MORE (Maine) and Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds Will anyone from the left realize why Trump won — again? Ratings drop to 55M for final Trump-Biden debate MORE (Utah) joined Democrats to vote for witnesses.

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