Impeachment manager dismisses concerns Schiff alienated key Republican votes: 'This isn't about any one person'

Impeachment manager dismisses concerns Schiff alienated key Republican votes: 'This isn't about any one person'
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Rep. Jason CrowJason CrowHere are the lawmakers who have self-quarantined as a precaution Trump set to confront his impeachment foes Democratic impeachment manager shares quote from "Harry Potter's" Dumbledore during trial MORE (D-Colo.), one of the House’s impeachment managers, said Sunday he was not concerned by comments from Republican senators that comments by fellow managers Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCoronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner Texas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Schiff: Remote voting would not compromise national security MORE (D-Calif.) and Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse Judiciary Committee postpones hearing with Barr amid coronavirus outbreak House Democrats plead with key committee chairman to allow remote voting amid coronavirus pandemic Pelosi rejects calls to shutter Capitol: 'We are the captains of this ship' MORE (D-N.Y.) had offended them.

Asked by CBS’ Margaret Brennan whether he believed Democrats had “overplayed their hand,” Crow responded “no, I don’t.”

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“The manager team is a very diverse team in background and experience… we have different styles and that’s fine,” Crow said. “The larger point is this isn’t about any one person - this isn't about how people are feeling about this issue. Every person sitting in that chamber has taken an oath to be an impartial juror. We’ve all taken oaths to put the constitution, put the country ahead of our own interests and well being.”

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGOP presses for swift Ratcliffe confirmation to intel post Campaigns pivot toward health awareness as races sidelined by coronavirus Senate eyes quick exit after vote on coronavirus stimulus package MORE (R-Maine), considered a key vote on calling witnesses, said she “took… as very offensive” when Nadler said any GOP senator voting against calling witnesses was “part of the cover-up.”

“As one who is listening attentively and working hard to get to a fair process, I was offended,” she said last week.

Both Collins and Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiGOP senators urge Saudi Arabia to leave OPEC Schumer: Senate should 'explore' remote voting if coronavirus sparks lengthy break Turning the virus into a virtue — for the planet MORE (R-Alaska), another key vote on the issue important to Democrats, also audibly objected to Schiff claiming a Trump associate had told Republican senators their heads would be “on a pike” if they went against Trump during the trial.