Republicans may have votes to block impeachment witnesses

After months of speculation, the Senate is finally making a decision on impeachment witnesses.

And though Republican leadership in the Senate said just a few days ago that they likely did not have the votes to block witnesses, the events of the last few days appear to have reversed that.

Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, the 3rd highest ranking Republican in the Senate, says he’s heard enough and he expects an acquittal vote this Friday.

“I’m ready to vote on final judgment,” Barrasso said.

And now even Democrats, including Chuck Schumer are admitting that the witness cause is probably a lost cause. “We’ve always known it will be an uphill fight on witnesses and documents because the president and Mitch McConnell put huge pressure on these folks,” Schumer said.

Schumer says there’s still a chance, but that it’s not looking like it will happen. This comes as good news to Trump. No matter what, he’ll be acquitted. But Democrats hoped to use impeachment to sully his reputation in an election year.

Now it appears that it will be entirely up to voters — as it should be.

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