A high-ranking Republican senator just stunned the nation. His unexpected move was a game-chamber in President Trump’s impeachment trial. This is a major bombshell.
Shortly before yesterday’s historic vote to disallow new witnesses in Trump’s trial, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), a frequent critic of the president, announced there was “no need for more evidence.”
He joined the GOP majority to narrowly defeat Democrats’ efforts to prolong the trial, thereby dashing Democrats’ hopes that they would be able to call forth testimony from John Bolton and others.
Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) voted with the Democrats, leaving zero room for error on the subject of new witnesses. The proposal was tabled by a 51-49 vote.
As Alexander put it, “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.”
In spite of Alexander’s rocky relationship with the president, at least he was able to be intellectually honest about the entire process — this was personal for Collins and Romney.
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