Month: January 2020
The Senate is on track to acquit President Trump after Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Thursday night that he will vote against calling for additional witnesses. Why it matters: Alexander’s vote is crucial to whether the impeachment trial extends beyond this weekend, and his decision to stick with his party all but guarantees that Friday’s witness vote will fail.
As the Senate prepares for another long day of Q&A, Republicans seem increasingly confident that at least 51 senators will vote Friday to prevent bringing additional witnesses into President Trump’s impeachment trial. The bottom line: The whip count is still fluid, but GOP senators are far more optimistic after yesterday’s eight-hour session than they were following their closed-door meeting on Tuesday.