Democrat Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama said he is considering voting to acquit President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial if his fellow Democrats can’t “connect the dots” in their case against him.
Jones called the charges against Trump “serious” but also said the Democrat case against Trump was “full of gaps.”
“If these dots are not connected and there are other explanations that I think are consistent with innocence, I will go that way, too,” Jones said on ABC’s This Week.
Jones said he was in no rush to make up his mind about how to vote on impeachment. “People can make up their minds with gaps in testimony, but I would like to see a full and complete picture,” he said.
Negotiations of rules for a Senate trial have stalled over the holiday recess, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying he may vote to acquit without calling witnesses and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refusing to send articles to the Senate until decisions about the trial’s makeup are made.
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