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You can be sure, if Republicans were holding an impeachment trial of a Democratic president, during an election year, the liberal media would be demanding every GOP senator running against the president recuse themselves from the proceedings. But with five Democratic senators still in the 2020 race, the conflict of interest was almost never mentioned. ABC came close on Sunday, but chief anchor George Stephanopoulos argued that the trial would be a time for them to shine.
During a report on the state of the Democratic race for Good Morning America, ABC correspondent Rachel Scott noted that “some of the candidates now bracing to be pulled away during a pivotal stretch, as Democrats in the House turn up the heat on the impeachment investigation.”
Scott came very close to acknowledging the obvious conflict of interest some of the Democrats in the Senate had when it came to impeachment. “Of the 15 candidates running for president, five would serve as jurors in a possible trial in the Senate of the president they are hoping to defeat,” she noted. She then played soundbites of three them trying to assure people they would take “no joy” in the process and claim they would be “objective” jurors.