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Senate Votes Against Calling Witness, Trial To Conclude in Coming Days

31 January 2020  
The Senate voted this evening not to pursue additional witnesses. According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate will conclude the trial in the coming days.  

Here is the statement issued by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: 

01.31.20 

McConnell Statement on Next Steps in Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial:


A majority of the U.S. Senate has determined that the numerous witnesses and 28,000-plus pages of documents already in evidence are sufficient to judge the House Managers’ accusations and end this impeachment trial.



There is no need for the Senate to re-open the investigation which the House Democratic majority chose to conclude and which the Managers themselves continue to describe as “overwhelming” and “beyond any doubt.” Never in Senate history has this body paused an impeachment trial to pursue additional witnesses with unresolved questions of executive privilege that would require protracted litigation. We have no interest in establishing such a new precedent, particularly for individuals whom the House expressly chose not to pursue.



Senators will now confer among ourselves, with the House Managers, and with the President’s counsel to determine next steps as we prepare to conclude the trial in the coming days. 

Representatives from Arizona also responded via Twitter. If other comments are noted, they will be posted here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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