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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 NadlerMarijuana stocks see boost after Harris debate comments Jewish lawmakers targeted by anti-Semitic tweets ahead of election: ADL Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court 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 BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast 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 MurkowskiSenate GOP eyes Oct. 26 for confirming Barrett to Supreme Court This week: Clock ticks on chance for coronavirus deal Climate change — Trump's golden opportunity MORE (R-Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate GOP eyes Oct. 26 for confirming Barrett to Supreme Court GOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election This week: Clock ticks on chance for coronavirus deal 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.