Yang: 2020 rivals in Senate should be able to campaign amid impeachment

Yang: 2020 rivals in Senate should be able to campaign amid impeachment
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangEvelyn Yang shares that she was sexually assaulted by doctor Buttigieg campaign reaches agreement with staff union Panel: Is Andrew Yang playing to win with Dave Chappelle endorsement and Iowa bus tour? MORE said on Thursday that the handful of senators in the 2020 primary race should be able to continue campaigning amid a potential Senate impeachment trial. 

“I think Bernie, Cory, and the other senators should feel free to campaign during the impeachment trial if it comes to that,” Yang tweeted, referencing Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (I-Vt.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerNew Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Team Trump criticizes Sanders for vote against USMCA MORE (D-N.J.). 

“They know enough to know which way they would vote and can always get briefed on new findings,” the tech entrepreneur added.

A total of five senators are currently in the 15-person Democratic presidential race, including Sanders, Booker and Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSanders says he's concerned about lost campaign time during impeachment trial Sanders touts vote against Trump trade deal backed by primary rivals New Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar MORE (D-Minn.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) and Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetSanders says he's concerned about lost campaign time during impeachment trial Sanders touts vote against Trump trade deal backed by primary rivals Team Trump criticizes Sanders for vote against USMCA MORE (D-Colo.).

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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer votes against USMCA, citing climate implications Senators are politicians, not jurors — they should act like it GOP senator: 2020 candidates must recuse themselves from impeachment trial MORE (D-N.Y.) told reporters on Tuesday that his colleagues running for president need to prioritize the Senate impeachment trial over campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses. 

The trial could tie up senators on the Senate floor for the entire month of January, just ahead of the Feb. 3 caucuses. 

Senate rules generally call for the chamber to be in session six days a week to hear the case presented by the House impeachment managers and the defense presented by President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE’s legal team. 

A trial is expected to begin after New Year’s Day, but Schumer said he’s waiting for an invitation from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPoll shows Collins displaces McConnell as most unpopular senator Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti on impeachment: 'CNN can see through this nonsense' Trump says impeachment trial should move 'very quickly' MORE (R-Ky.) to discuss next month's schedule and negotiate a resolution to set rules and parameters for it.