On Wednesday, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced that Democrat Senators currently running for the presidency should recuse themselves from a Senate trial.
Chad Pergram, who covers Congress for Fox News, broke the news on Twitter.
He tweeted, “GOP TN Sen Blackburn wants Dem presidential candidates to recuse themselves in a Senate trial: Bennet, Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren, cannot sit in judgment of the very President they seek to replace. To participate..would be a failure of the oath they took to be (impartial).”
Blackburn said in a statement, “Tomorrow, one hundred United States Senators will be sworn in to serve in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Four of those Senators must recuse themselves for their unparalleled political interest in seeing this President removed from office,”
She suggested that Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “cannot sit in judgment of the very President they seek to replace.”