In yesterday’s blog posting, Thinking Man noted how Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a shot at the Chief Justice, who presides over impeachment hearings in the Senate. Warren formally submitted a question asking if the Chief Justice had damaged the credibility of the Supreme Court by the way the Senate ran the proceedings (of course the Chief Justice has nothing to do with the Senate rules and could not even answer the question-the Democratic House Manager answered on his behalf and defended him).
BUT what Warren did do by her obvious tantrum because she was not getting her way, was to irritate some of her Senate colleagues. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released a statement saying that it had “become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice. I will not stand for nor support that effort. ”
Murkowski, who reportedly was going to vote to call witnesses changed her vote, because her vote would have meant a 50-50 tie which would have put the Chief Justice as the tie-breaker, and she said she did not want to put the Chief Justice in the position for further criticism.
Warren’s tantrum was probably an effort to help her faltering Presidential campaign, which apparently was more important than the cause she says she supports