After the first week of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said the Democrats’ arguments are not convincing and hey had a bad week.

During the “Meet the Press'”program on NBC on Sunday, Nov. 24, Wicker said to host Chuck Todd, “Let me tell you this, Chuck, I totally disagree with your intervention throughout today’s program (…) I think Washington’s authority is a bit at a crossroads here. I think the Democrats had a bad week.”

Then Todd asked him why he thought the Democrats had a bad week, to which he replied, “Well, the polls are in favor of the president. You have Marquette’s poll in Wisconsin, which is the gold standard of Wisconsin polls. Then there’s the Emerson poll, which is a nationwide poll, which actually shows that Trump’s favorability is rising.”

Wicker also pointed out that people did not believe that the investigation was fair and that they knew that Republicans had not been allowed to call any of their witnesses.

“And I think people don’t think this investigation is fair. They know that only Democratic witnesses were allowed to be called. None of the [Republican] witnesses,” the senator said.

Todd contradicted Wicker’s questioning by saying it was not so and asserting that among the witnesses who testified were three of them who had been called by Republicans.

However, Wicker replied to Todd that among the witnesses called to testify, there were three witnesses that the Republicans had also requested—just a coincidence.

Todd interrupted him, saying: “I think it’s fair.”

Then Wicker continued, “None of the witnesses who were called exclusively by the Republicans were interviewed. (…) And you know, you asked the question about the whistleblower. And so, Chairman Schiff has decided that it would not be beneficial to his case.”

“Well, it would be beneficial if some Republicans could interrogate this person,” Wicker said, pointing out that the impeachment should have the whistleblower’s own testimony.

However, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who so far has been coordinating the investigative process against President Trump, went so far as to state that he did not know the identity of the whistleblower and, on the other hand, that he would make sure to protect his identity.

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