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GOP Is Short Enough Votes to Block Bolton

As Trump’s impeachment trial moves into the questioning phase, as of now, Republican leaders believe that they do not yet have the votes to block Democrats from summoning John Bolton or other witnesses.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded that news to fellow GOP senators late Tuesday. It could be a major hurdle for Trump’s team’s hopes to end the trial with a quick acquittal.

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According to a GOP Senator who choose to remain nameless, the news was broken during a meeting that McConnell convened, shortly after Trump’s legal team made its closing arguments in the trial.

Democrats are demanding several witnesses, especially Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser who writes in a forthcoming book that Trump told him he wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it helped with investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden. That’s the crux of one major article of impeachment against the president.

There are still several days before any potential witness vote would be taken. As the trial resumed on Wednesday, Senators will have two days to ask both sides questions. When the questioning period is done, the Senate’s trial rules dictate there will be four hours of debate and then a vote on whether the Senate should seek witnesses and documents.

A decision to call more witnesses would require 51 votes to pass. With a 53-47 majority, Republicans can only afford to lose three. McConnell’s admission that he is not yet comfortable that he can avoid the necessary defections, came as Trump’s legal team argued forcefully against the relevance of testimony from Bolton and concluded their defense, as the Senate braced for debate on witnesses.

If the Senate defeats any kind of resolution to call witnesses, the trial is likely to head to a quick acquittal.

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16 Comments on this post.
  • wayne weaver
    1 February 2020 at 5:15 pm
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    A LITTLE LATE BOLTON IS DONE HE CAN NOT TESTIFY IT OVER !

  • John D Elmstedt Jr
    1 February 2020 at 6:00 pm
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    Can’t lose to the #DoNothingDemocrats

  • Andres
    1 February 2020 at 6:22 pm
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    If there was already “damning evidence to impeach Trump” when Pelosh*t delivered the Impeachment Articles to the Senate, WHY THE NEED FOR MORE WITNESSES?

  • Marcia White
    1 February 2020 at 6:29 pm
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    Republicans…….get this “shit” over with!!!!!!

  • Kenneth Bottomley
    1 February 2020 at 6:31 pm
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    It is time to put a stop to dems running the show, there is no truth at all to their action, there never was since day one, should have never been allowed to keep going after the first line of bull was exposed. Time to turn the table and, put the pressure on them shut then down. Start sueing them for insulting we the people who voted TRUMP into office and, for all the money they have and are continuing to waste trying to force us into letting them control are country. Their saying the president should not be able to do anything without first getting their aprovel and the SANAT must do things their way. To anyone with a brane that means they think they control it all, what their really telling the intelligent people is, they are clearly totally corrupted and must be removed from their positions THEY ARE the threat to the country not TRUMP ….

  • Kenneth Bottomley
    1 February 2020 at 6:35 pm
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    Wayne, he doesn’t want to testify and, end up in trouble for lying, he just wants to sell his book make millions and, get back at TRUMP for giving him the boot.

  • Jax
    1 February 2020 at 11:01 pm
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    Why are you oosting this??? Mosleading the people?? THE VOTE WAS DONE YESTERDAY BOLTON WILL NOT BE TESTIFYING OR ANY OTHER LYING, HEARSAY STUPOD LYING WITNESSES..Its done, acquittal next week!!

  • Michael Popa sr
    2 February 2020 at 12:32 am
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    Democrats have been wasting time and money going after trump because they have no one who can beat him in 2020
    Pelosi shiff and the other idiot has nothing better to do if the Democrats put all the effort they wasted on trump into health care for us fix if needed social security and Medicare
    It’s disgusting what the 3 of the main Democratics there never satisfied they wanted everything about the Russia involvement they got it then they went after trump there’s no end with the three idiots ringleaders
    Pelosi shiff and the other guy should be impeached

  • Pv2 RoB
    2 February 2020 at 1:48 am
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    Democrats running for President can’t draw even 600 people barely yet President Trump still draws thousands if he comes here to the eastern shore I’ll go see him he’s helped us veterans more than any other in my lifetime I’ve lived since ford . Screw the democrat Nazis. I’ve never voted for a democrat never will

  • pv2rob
    2 February 2020 at 1:54 am
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    The democrats are the one killing American history.. just like the Islamics the democrats keep importing and they love slavery and yet the black community finds the southern history offensive? Then they better get rid of Islam

  • Patricia
    2 February 2020 at 12:13 pm
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    I really can’t understand how Congress can get away with wastin all the taxpayers money. On all the investigations they’ve done on President Trump. The American people voted him in to do a job not to candy coat a job but to do it. Ever since he went in office all you can hear is impeach Trump I am tired of hearing it I voted for him I will vote for him in 2020 it is time that someone steps up and charges Congress with wasting taxpayers money doing all them investigations. In three years I have not seen Congress working for the American taxpayers all they’re interested in doing is impeaching President Trump. Which President Trump is doing a good job and what bothers the Democrats is he will not bow down to them. He has not done one thing out of the way while he has been in office I don’t care what Nancy says. Because I think it she needs help and does not need to be an office any longer because I have listened to some of her speeches. She gets very confused when she is speaking I think they need to investigate her instead of trump. Which I think all of the senators Should stay in their own State and take care of what’s going on and their state unless they have something to vote on concerning the American taxpayers. Because some of the states that I have seen on the news it looks like the senators could do something about that instead of worrying about a good president who is doing his job at the American taxpayers has voted him into office to do.

  • Chainlink700rt
    2 February 2020 at 3:02 pm
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    The best the country has been in decades, and the democrats are crying wolf. It’s really sad the Democrats sit push pens all day while all of America is out working as hard as we can.
    They are so focused on impeachment that it’s starting to become a mental issue with all of them.
    I am glad that our President pays them no mind, and he himself is out working for the American people.

  • Cherie Davis
    2 February 2020 at 5:40 pm
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    Even if President Trump told Bolton, his former national security adviser, that he wanted to withhold military aid from the Ukraine, he didn’t say that directly to the Ukrainian President, so people change their minds on issues all the time. The phone call transcript is proof enough of that. The Democrats have dragged this dead horse along for on going on four years now!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY!! Accept the fact that the American people were not satisfied with your lousy leadership and opted for an outsider to get the jobs done that you so miserably failed to do.

  • Cherie Davis
    2 February 2020 at 7:07 pm
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    What happened to my comment? There was no offensive or abusive language contained in it.

  • Karara Muhoro
    3 February 2020 at 10:01 am
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    Nancy Pelosi and her ferocious supporters and Democrats have been attacking Donald Trump the president of the United States of America for the last three years. At the same time nancy Pelosi and her ferocious supporters and Adam Shieft have held the progress of the United States of America hostage for the last three years of Donald Trump’s presidency. Nancy Pelosi and her ferocious supporters should stop their aggression and vicious attacks on the rights of the law-abiding citizens of the United States of America

  • Judy Simpson
    5 February 2020 at 9:20 pm
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    By the Grace of God I hope you can live with your decision and I hope you lose an excessive amt. of sleep!

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