GOP Wild Card Senator Announces he Will NOT Vote for Witnesses

  • 2020-01-31
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
GOP Wild Card Senator Announces he Will NOT Vote for Witnesses
 
Retiring GOP Senator Lamar Alexander has announced he will not vote to have witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial.

Alexander, who is retiring, had been open to witnesses when the trial began and Dems were hopeful they could get him to join 4 other GOP Senators to help them force witnesses.

Democrats failed to convince Alexander and were only successful in getting two GOP Senators to join them.

Mitt Romney has been anti-Trump for much of his tenure in the Senate and Susan Collins is fighting to keep her seat in a blue state.

According to Town Hall:

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced on Thursday night that he is not in favor of calling for additional witnesses and testimony in President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.

“I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the U.S. Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense,” Alexander said. “There is no need for more evidence to prove that the president asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter; he said this on television on October 3, 2019, and during his July 25, 2019, telephone call with the president of Ukraine.”

 
Democrats were hopeful that they could get four Senators but Alexander would have only made three with Lisa Murkowski still undecided on witnesses as well.

 Source: TTN

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