Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is making a courtroom analogy for impeachment: He’s just a juror, trying to keep his head down.

Schumer in central New York on Monday declined to take a specific stance on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, insisting the Senate’s literal role in the process is to act as a jury.

Schumer has said he wants the members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate to do the same.

“Don’t take a position now,” he told reporters. “A good conscientious juror doesn’t take a stand, they wait until all the facts are presented. That’s what I am doing and I believe every senator, Democratic and Republican, should do the same.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Schumer said is “a prosecutor. I’m a juror. I’m not saying anything. I’m not commenting on the specifics.”

This is stretched analogy only partially true: The House of Representatives is similar to a grand jury in impeachment proceedings, voting to forward articles of impeachment in a similar way that a grand jury approves an indictment.

An impeachment trial is held in the Senate, where senators vote on whether to remove the president from office. Senators and House members can also act as lawyers to defend or prosecute the president.

Either way, Schumer said he approved of Pelosi’s handling of the events as they unfold, with Trump accused of seeking to pressure foreign governments to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“I think Nancy Pelosi is pursuing it in the right way,” Schumer said. “She’s trying to be fact-driven.”

And either way, Schumer is treading very cautiously on the impeachment question. In a way, he can afford to: It’s not up to minority Senate Democrats to impeach. Should it reach that point, focus will turn to the Senate and whether there are the votes to remove the president from office.