Despite claims to the contrary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) isn’t sounding so sure that he has the votes he needs to call witnesses in an impeachment trial.
“I didn’t say we have the votes,” Schumer said, adding that he expected some Republicans to support his request to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
“Given how fair the request we are making, and now, we’ve been buttressed by the fact that even 64% of Republicans out in the country agree with us,” Schumer continued.
The Democrat doth protest too much, methinks.
McConnell has rejected Schumer’s request to call witnesses including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Security Adviser John Bolton–witnesses that weren’t even called in the House investigation. The majority leader says he would favor a speedy trial with no witnesses, and would vote to acquit Trump based on the House record that already exists.
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