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Citation From the January 21, 2020, edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom

REP. JOHN RATCLIFFE (R-TX): I don't think there are going to be any witnesses called. There isn't a witness that can be called that can fix this process. There isn't a witness on either side that you can call that can inject fairness and due process into a process that had none. I think one of the things that your listeners are going to hear this week is a comparison of what happened, the disparity in the way that President Clinton and President Nixon were treated during their impeachment inquiries as opposed to President Trump. The Nixon and Clinton lawyers were allowed to participate every single day from the very beginning to the very end. They were allowed to review evidence, to suggest evidence, to call witnesses, and to cross-examine witnesses. By comparison, President Trump during a 78-day impeachment inquiry, his lawyers were forbidden -- forbidden -- from participating for the first 71 of a 78-day process. Not allowed to call witnesses, cross-examine witnesses, be there for the presentation or review of evidence. That's a lack of due process and fairness that I think all senators, Republican and Democrat, are going to be surprised to learn. And I think as a result of that, they’re not going to want to hear any witnesses because the Senate isn't going to be able to fix what happened in the House.