Senators make last pitch before impeachment trial


National News

January 15, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) makes a point as former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, left, raises his hand during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON — For the senators running for president, Tuesday’s debate carried extra importance.

It wasn’t just the last debate ahead of the state’s caucuses — just three weeks away — it was also potentially their last big hoorah in the Hawkeye State before they’re stuck in Washington for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump that’s set to begin next week.

“Some things are more important than politics,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said when asked whether she was concerned the impending impeachment trial would keep her off the trail. She quickly pivoted to how impeachment underscores one of her messages: corruption.

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