MR. JAY SEKULOW: Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice. Members of the Senate, Leader McConnell, Democratic Leader Schumer. It is also my privilege to represent the President of the United States before this chamber. Senator Schumer said earlier today that the eyes of the founders are on these proceedings. Indeed, that’s true, but it is the heart of the Constitution that governs these proceedings. and what we just heard from Manager Schiff, courts have no role, privileges don’t apply, what happened in the past we should just ignore. In fact, Manager Schiff just said try to summarize my colleagues’ defense of the President, he said it not in those words of course which is not the first time Mr. Schiff has put words into transcripts that did not exist. Mr. Schiff also talked about a trifecta. I will give you a trifecta. During the proceedings that took place before the Judiciary Committee, the President was denied the right to cross-examine witnesses, the President was denied the right to access evidence, and the President was denied the right to have counsel present at hearings. That’s a trifecta. A trifecta that violates the Constitution of the United States.
CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK