Republicans reportedly inching toward blocking further impeachment witnesses

Summer Meza

Republican senators are feeling increasingly certain they will be able to vote down a proposal to introduce new witnesses — like former National Security Adviser John Bolton — to President Trump's impeachment trial, The New York Times reports.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly told fellow Senate Republicans on Tuesday that he does not yet have enough votes locked down to prevent the approval of witnesses. However, the growing sentiment on Wednesday was that moderate Republicans who were possible contenders to side with Democrats in bringing new witnesses were beginning to feel comfortable moving forward without new evidence.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told reporters if Republicans get a majority vote against new witnesses, they'll move directly into a vote on whether to acquit Trump on both articles of impeachment.

Read more at The New York Times.

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