Nadler calls Trump a 'dictator' on Senate floor

Nadler calls Trump a 'dictator' on Senate floor
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On the fourth day of the Senate impeachment proceedings, Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerThe House impeachment inquiry loses another round — and yes, that's still going on Democrats call on DHS to allow free calls at ICE detention centers Warren announces slate of endorsements including Wendy Davis and Cornyn challenger Hegar MORE (D-N.Y.) said Trump is a “dictator [who] must be removed from office.”

“He wants to be all powerful,” Nadler said. “He doesn’t want to have to respect the Congress, he does not have to respect the representatives of the will of the people." 

Democrats have accused Trump of abusing his power by using U.S. resources in the form of military aid to Ukraine to pressure a foreign government to investigate business dealings of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Americans debate life under COVID-19 risks Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE.

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"Only his will goes,” Nadler added. “He is a dictator. This must not stand and that is another reason he must be removed from office."

Earlier this week Nadler struck a nerve with Senate Republicans after accusing the Republican members who voted against bringing in additional witnesses to the trial of being part of a “cover-up.”

After his comments, several Republican senators, including key moderates Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiRepublicans push for help for renewable energy, fossil fuel industries The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin: More COVID-19 congressional action ahead Senators weigh traveling amid coronavirus ahead of Memorial Day MORE (R-Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsBottom line The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Americans debate life under COVID-19 risks This week: Surveillance fight sets early test for House's proxy voting MORE (R-Maine), said they were “offended” and “stunned” by Nadler's comments.

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Democrats have until Friday evening to make their case to Republican senators. Starting on Saturday, Trump’s legal defense team will begin presenting its case to the Senate.