Senate Votes Not To Allow More Impeachment Witnesses; Trump Acquittal Expected

Sandy Malone

The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to kill the Democrats' motion to allow additional witnesses and documents in the trial.

Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate voted late Friday afternoon to kill a motion by Senate Democrats that would have allowed additional witnesses and documents to be admitted into the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

President Trump could be acquitted as early as Saturday morning, according to Forbes.

Democrats boasted on Thursday that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t have the votes to stop the motion to allow the new evidence into the impeachment proceedings after U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (D-Massachusetts) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) said they did not plan to vote along party lines.

But two other critical swing votes – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) - got off the fence and said they would vote against the Democrats’ proposal, prompting Republicans to call for a vote before the end of business on Jan. 31, Forbes reported.

The vote was 51 to 49 against the motion to call additional witnesses, NBC News reported.

“There is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense,” Alexander explained late Thursday. “I don't believe the continuation of this process will change anything.”

On Friday, Murkowski simply said after announcing her decision that she had “to admit that, as an institution, the Congress has failed,” according to Forbes.

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Although the vote ending the debate over calling new witnesses brings the trial to an end in most respects and senators could vote immediately on whether to convict the President, The Guardian reported that McConnell and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) had agreed to hold the final vote on Feb. 5, the day after the State of the Union address.

Protesters on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol expressed their anger and frustration in a demonstration on Friday evening shouting “shame, shame, shame” and President Trump’s supporters celebrated.

Comments (17)
flybynight
flybynight

But what about the parking ticket he got in 1983? 🙄

No. 1-11
RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

So a pretty much partisan vote , just like the one in the house. I foresee another attempt

Gramercy
Gramercy

Possibly they can NOW entertain legislative matter for which they were elected!

god's army
god's army

Scattered
Scattered

Unfortunately this doesnt end. Its a sweet victory but they have something up their sleeve you can bet on that. Is it the rape charge? They want his DNA. Another Kavanaugh fiasco? Probably. They all need to be tried for treason!!!!!!!!

Ladytiel
Ladytiel

One question, after being acquitted, how long before the Democrats start another impeachment preceding ? They will spend more time in trying to impeach Trump then actually doing anything. As of now, a woman has charged Trump of rape. She has done this before and is doing it again. Democrats must have located her again. This is what happened to Kavanaugh also. They all need to be voted out of office, and to realize that they will be recorded in history as being dirty and treacherous.

Heezels
Heezels

Hoping this is the beginning of a voter switch toward the republicans. It’s the only way to ensure that urban youth get a better quality of life and that corrupt inner city activists are held accountable for committing crimes. Trump has changed the game, and it’s clear with this acquittal that the democrats are a corrupt institution.

colonelorville
colonelorville

I anticipate another four years of President Trump. I'm hoping this time the major opposition party might nominate someone I feel comfortable voting for. Last time-since I always insist on voting-i voted for a third party candidate. Who knows? Maybe it'll work this time, if I feel I have to.

SORet
SORet

Although I believe Romney is a Democrat in Republicans clothing, he is a republican from Utah not Massachusetts. MAGA 2020!!

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

I won't bother to explain the legal reasons for such a vote to the Shiff followers, as I do not talk bad about the handicapped!

61mouse
61mouse

If all the accusations against President Trump were true, he’d qualify to be a Democrat.


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