GOP Sens. Braun and Barassao holding a presser. Braun says the NYT Bolton reporting “really doesn’t change anything.” Barrasso says “the facts of the case remain the same.” pic.twitter.com/dBSwNe8EUY
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 27, 2020
This is sounding more positive although not conclusive that they’ll hold not to have witnesses, but it was sounding like only one more needs to flip, so let’s hope that holds. Otherwise it leaves the door open to all kinds of Democratic funny business, just like with Kavanaugh.
Via The Hill:
Senate Republicans emerged from a closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday voicing renewed confidence that they will bypass a nasty witness fight in the impeachment trial.
“The consensus is that we’ve heard enough and it’s time to go to a final judgement,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told reporters.
Asked if the trial proceedings should go past Friday, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), another member of Senate GOP leadership, said that it “shouldn’t.”
“We’re kind of confident,” Thune added.
The chamber is expected to vote Friday on whether or not to allow new witnesses or documents in President Trump’s trial. If they skip witnesses, that will pave the way for a swift vote to acquit Trump.