Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday stared down California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris while she was laughing on stage during a press conference regarding the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Harris can be seen looking back at Schumer and immediately stops laughing, while on stage with her Democratic colleagues, who have continued to call the impeachment process “somber.” The reporter who was about to ask her question paused during the brief interaction and then continued after Harris stopped laughing.
The press conference comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly has enough votes among his Republican colleagues in the Senate to block votes for additional witnesses in the impeachment trial against Trump. (RELATED: Report: McConnell Has Votes To Dismiss New Witnesses In Impeachment Trial)
As Democrats have continued to push for additional witnesses in the Senate trial, McConnell reportedly believes his party will stick together and vote against having more witnesses, according to ABC News. The Majority Leader believes he has enough Republican support to defeat any motion brought forward by Democrats regarding additional witnesses in the trial.
The House of Representatives officially voted Jan. 15 to send the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate and approved the House’s impeachment managers.