Sen. Warren’s question takes aim at Chief Justice Roberts

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Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff responds after Sen. Elizabeth Warren asks a question that takes aim at Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the Senate's impeachment trial. #CNN #News

89 Comments on "Sen. Warren’s question takes aim at Chief Justice Roberts"

  1. Jonathan Rivera | January 30, 2020 at 6:47 PM | Reply

    Robert’s is the highest judge in the land, surely he has some say

    • @paradoxmo but in a tie the president of the Senate would break a tie. The VP role is filled by the Chief Justice in the case of an impeachment. In theory he is empowered with the same authority in that role. Following Jackson’s impeachment would allow him to do that bc technically the “legal precedent” was set. This is just my opinion.

    • @Najee Tiller – @”Technically in an Impeachment trial Roberts has the authority under the Constitution to break any 50-50 tie vote if it happens but based on what we know of Roberts he’ll definitely decline to vote.” – I hate it when people say ‘technically’ and then proceed to say something nontechnical. The Constitution makes no mention of Roberts ability to break ties during an impeachment trial. There is, in fact, no legal precedent to determine if he has that authority. However, I agree with you, he will likely decline to vote in a 50-50 tie, which would make the vote fail.

    • @mr white – @”He has A LOT OF SAY. He is the tie breaking vote in any vote.” – That is not true. There is nothing in the Constitution that declares Roberts the tie-breaker. In all reality, if he were to try to break a tie, the Republican senate would probably challenge his authority in the courts, and this wouldn’t get settled for 3 years.

      @”It is likely that when the vote comes up for witness, it will be 50/50, and HE will be the deciding vote.” – That’s also not true. It’s likely that if it comes up 50/50, he’ll choose not to vote, which will automatically mean the vote fails (Republicans win).

      @”Moreover, HE gets to decide what witness are relevant! ” – Wow, 3 for 3. This is ALSO not true. The Senate voted that he does NOT get to vote on which witnesses are relevant, and that resolution passed.

      Please learn your facts before you start spouting non-truths. Ironic that you called Warren dumb, and then proceeded to say 3 dumb things.

    • @queenbeethatme100 – I did say “of sorts” 😉

    • He does not because the Senate has decided that they will control all functions of this proceeding.

  2. Lol at his face after he reads the question!

    • @Rhonda Goodrum In what way is Justice Roberts acting like this isn’t a trial? I’m well aware that a Senate impeachment trial isn’t anything like traffic court or an episode of Law&Order. I’m not sure if you are, especially if you think Fauxcahontas salary is relevant.

    • Mark Dice can you tell me why you want to have trump as a president? Also, are you against socialism? I will assume yes. However, you have no problem calling someone king. You do know what a monarchy is correct?

    • @Mark Dice your stupidity is flaring get some help

    • Makes a lot of sense to tug Superman’s cape, Warren. If I were the judge I would have said “Could he worse. It’s it like I falsely claimed to have Indian heritage to get a job as a college professor thus taking the job from a real minority.”

    • Mark Dice Why don’t you move to Russia ? That will fit you perfect

  3. The country that advocates democracy to the rest of the world, have apparently lost its own.

  4. Trump is so innocent, he is blocking witnesses…

    • wdnt U lik 2 no | January 30, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      @frank enstein the job of the house is to bring the entire case to the Senate, the Senates job is to decide the case in front of them.

    • @Kristin Kimberly I’ll tell you that the unemployment drop for blue states vs red is only double with blue because red states have been employed. Lmao

    • wdnt U lik 2 no | January 30, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      @frank enstein what law school did you go to? Dowy Cheatem andhow

    • wdnt U lik 2 no | January 30, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      @Bill Hilton wrong dummy. Just because Adam Schiff says it will take that long dont make it fact.

    • @Hollowhammer doesn’t matter now , Schiff just caught Trumps defense in a big one , they admitted by mistake , that Gulliani was not there for foreign policy , he was there to serve his master Donnie and throw and election . wow . Amazing , Donnie’s own lawyers just sand his ship hahahahahahaha

  5. The law of the land applies only to the poor and middle class. That’s what this process has shown me.

    • fred achille, Capitalism = justice.

    • The poor and middle class cannot be tried twice for the same crime? The poor and the middle class are allowed an attorney and if they cannot afford it one will be provided for them. The poor and the middle class cannot if have their homes or personnel records searched because someone else says they think they are a criminal. Anyone that is shocked or appalled by any of this just doesn’t know their political history.

    • | January 30, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      Amen to that! If I did the same crap this president has done I would be under the jail!

    • Really, Clinton never went to jail?

    • Marky McNasty absolutely

  6. The day democracy died in the USA will be marked on this day.

    • Well we live in a republic and you fucking assholes are all losers lol. You would’ve surrendered to the British if you were alive then.

    • Wheezy I’m afraid it died on the day Barack Obama was elected. Truth be told, I’m not sure Obama had intended it to happen…..but those he put in power certainly did and he gave them free rein.

    • Team Colby is the way to go | January 30, 2020 at 10:08 PM | Reply

      The day the republican senators dont uphold their oaths and remove trump. That will be the day Democracy Dies and we elect a king. They’re scared they will loose their heads to be put on a pike by King Donald the first.

    • Team Colby is the way to go | January 30, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      @Raskolnikov your a moron. And a Russian with an agenda.

    • Team Colby is the way to go, I applaud your glorious rebuttal. Please, reward yourself by angrily commenting on more CNN videos.

      Truth be told, considering how the predominant argument among the left – and of your own – is in regard to Russia, I have no doubt that the left itself is just Russia conspiring to cause chaos in America.

      Democracy hasn’t died in America, because America was never a democracy. We’re a constitutional republic, and undermining the electoral college – and the Founding Fathers – is undermining the concept itself.

      If you are so intensely incapable of dealing with the spirit of America, I urge you to move to Iran and complain about how bad Americans have it.

  7. Bipartisan, one finger in one’s own ear and another finger in the opposition’s eye, blind guides!

  8. Monkey business | January 30, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

    Roberts didn’t like that question, Warren is right to ask but he is not judging the trial because he follows the constitution. I bet he’s super disgusted at what he is witnessing from the GOP!

    • @beaver mcbeaver That’s not true, actually. Any rulings from Roberts would go to a Senate vote to be upheld or not. This is a Senate hearing, not a Supreme Court case. But, I agree Roberts *should* be making rulings he believes support the Constitution & a fair trial.

    • The Judge looks like a smart man..He knows what the Republicans are doing! He knows as everyone else knows,that Trump is guilty!! I thi k hes pissed that all this crap from the GOP is doing a lot of damage and the world is going to remember his face attached to it as well. It’s all a disgrace for Americas Democracy!

    • Not really, I think he’s probably more impressed with the way they spin things. He’s a conservative no doubt voted for Trump

    • beaver mcbeaver | January 30, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      I’m no expert, it won’t matter anyway, he can and yup the senate can override him with a two third majority.

    • @GG I think you’re selling him short, personally.. His Constitutional influence is profound, should he choose to defend his obligations. If he stays silent, you would be completely correct, imo. I guess we’ll have to wait & see.

  9. I love the look on judge Robert’s face after reading president to be Warren’s question. I have to play it again and again.

    • wishinifishin517 | January 30, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      Hahahahahahahaha…..hahaha..haha. You have got to be kidding. Warren as president. That’s a good one

    • @kelvin kyei If I’m not mistaken Warren is questioning the legitimacy and one might say the integrity of the Chief Justice of The Supreme Court to preside over this impeachment debacle. From the look on Chief Justice Roberts face she might well slapped him upside the head. He looks insulted to say the least. Is that about what you get..?

    • @kelvin kyei And Youtube recommended this bullshit to me. I don’t typically view The Clinton News Network…CNN. Yes..that’s right..I’m a Deplorable. (And wealthy)

    • @Jerry Guerra Yahuwah bless bless Thanks for your service im 1st gulf war vet as well I wish you much Shalom this new Year and décade

    • Jerry Wilkinson | January 30, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      Some of these comments…You guys are really weak people…

  10. He looked pissed after that question lol

  11. WindSolarHydroHuman | January 30, 2020 at 7:01 PM | Reply

    Yes, you’re right on that, the rest of the world is watching… And, sadly, History is watching 🐁💩😷

    • @Mighty Me Obama had a 38% approval rating in 2014. the economy had barley started to turn around, after taking the LONGEST EVER TO RECOVER after a recession, by the end of Obamas turn. When Trump came into office, directly relating to his policies, our economy almost immediately skyrocketed. How can you give this economy credit to Obama when his entire 8 years had barley barley barley started to turn it around, again, taking LONGER than any other recession in history.

    • @SkinnySkinch I can’t argue with your lies and stupidity. You’re a trumper alright. Start making bread

    • WindSolarHydroHuman | January 30, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @SkinnySkinch 👿 <--- Triggered Trumptard Zombie QUEEN 🐁💩😷😆😅😂 #deporttrumptardzombies

    • @Mighty Me Making bread? if you’re referring to bread as money, okay? I do just fine for myself. Even better in the last 3 years as a small business owner I finally was able to afford to give my employees health insurance thanks to the Trump tax cuts. Under Obama administration, I had to cut ALL full time employees to under 30 hours per week, and nobody got health insurance. Under trump I give less to the government and more to my AWESOME employees. God bless Trump

  12. Dammnn, shots fired!

  13. So much for the Supreme Court Justices not being political !

  14. Schiff answered that question like Zelezny claimed “No Pressure!”
    He had his hostage-taker, sat right behind him, but Judge Roberts, The GOP, The Senate & American Democracy are ALL failing the smell test!

  15. The defense chooses not to address the question on the image of legitimacy of a trial with no witnesses.
    Perhaps addressing ethics is outside the purview of the defense.

    • they have addressed it, just with weak arguments like everything else. pay attention

    • why do so many democrats think there was no witnesses? there was exactly 17 of them actually not to mention the few that were BLOCKED on request by republicans in the house. Yes Adam Schiff BLOCKED witnesses in the house. Where is your outrage?

    • According to the statutes of law as it pertains to the rules for an impeachment hearing- witnesses, documents of evidence, & all things pertaining to supporting the charges against the president in the matter are to be introduced & tried during the HOUSE ( democrats) hearings. They decided to withdraw boltons supeona & quickly vote to impeach & bring the charges to the senate via nancy pelosi & her million pens!

    • @Jennifer Thom and all subpoenas must be complied with.
      But the Republicans rewrote the process the House followed as well as how the Senate will control their process(deciding if and which witnesses will be allowed).

  16. This trial by written questions is like a school board meeting rather than a serious trial for a high crime / misdemeanor.

    • but there are no high crimes or misdemeanors so in reality, the entire thing is a big joke. Fraudulent unconstitutional articles of impeachment were submitted to the senate from an angry sore loser partisan democrat party. They are altering the 2020 election right in front of the entire countries eyes and getting away with it. The only high crimes are treasonous acts of Schiff and his cronies

  17. Yes, they’ve all lied about being impartial in front of a chief justice. This makes a mockery of the highest court in America

  18. This impeachment trial has done nothing but show how broken our government is.

    • Disagree. Our Founding Fathers knew about how power hunger people would slither into the Federal government Swamp. Listen to Justice Scalia, especially around the 3:30 mark to truly understand how AMERICA stands out of other past and present governments and why the apparent “gridlock/ broken” system you speak of….which is not true.–UO0

    • yes there is a huge flaw. A mad angry sore loser Democratic Party was allowed to submit fraudulent articles of impeachment. There needs to be another failsafe to this system that cannot ever happen again no matter which party republican or Democrat.

    • Fake News CNN Lost to Nick Sandmann | January 30, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      POLL: Who is the biggest liar _(Mark with X)_
      [ ] E. Warren AKA Pocahontas
      [ ] cnn AKA Clowns Not News

    • Doug E in that case, it has done a lot.

    • @slagletoby yeah keep telling your self that when trump is being prosecuted after hes out of office.

  19. A very pertinent and well-posed question.
    The Supreme Court will soon discover how non-existent its “supremacy” really is.

    • Don’t worry Trump will be attacking Roberts and attempt to destroy the any power that the SCOTU has next. Trump thinks he is a king and above the law because the Republicans have given him a pass to committee any crimes, participate in corruption, break laws, and not have the be held accountable to anything for his rogue behavior. Republicans do give a damn about the country they just want to keep power, and keep Trump as the president so they can have him to sign off on any and all things Republicans, stack the courts with only Republican Judges to protect them when they get in trouble and/or break the laws. Trump plans to continue to destroy our democracy and our government while the Republicans just do not give a damn about the American people they have sold out our country. What we are seeing happening before our eyes is a great travesty, and corruption by being committed by Trump and his Republican minions without a spine to stand up to Trump the bully.

  20. Here’s what’s wrong with Trump’s brain: on the left side, there is nothing left, and on the right side, there is nothing right.

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