(CNN)Mitch McConnell said in 1999 he believed the Senate was entitled to witnesses in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial and added that he would have voted to give House impeachment managers “whatever” they wanted.
“I would have been prepared to vote for whatever the House managers wanted in terms of putting on their trial. That was not the majority view, but I still think we had a mountain of evidence upon which to make a decision,” McConnell said.
Unlike this time, the impeachment managers in 1999 were from the same party as McConnell. Then, Republicans and Democrats worked on negotiating the rules for the Senate trial, which were set by a 100-0 vote.