Trump trial to sideline senators in presidential race: AFP6 December 2019 | 05:27 | FOCUS News Agency
Of the 15 candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, five are sitting senators whose constitutional duty to serve as jurors during an impeachment trial will likely tether them to Washington for most of January, when rivals will be barnstorming early-voting states Iowa and New Hampshire.
That timing could prove calamitous for the senator candidates in the run-up to the all-important Iowa caucuses, the first vote in the White House nomination battle.
Senate Republican John Cornyn this week had a word to describe his colleagues' unprecedented quandary: "Awkward."
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