Two Republican Senators Want To Call Impeachment Witnesses

Romney and Collins wants to call impeachment witnesses The debate is raging in the Senate about whether to call witnesses against President Trump, who was impeached last month for...

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Romney and Collins wants to call impeachment witnesses

The debate is raging in the Senate about whether to call witnesses against President Trump, who was impeached last month for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He is now on trial in the Senate, which will vote on whether to remove him from office.

The Republican-dominated Senate is expected to acquit Trump with little debate. However, two Republican senators, Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine, say they want to hear from witnesses before voting.

A third Republican, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, was initially expected to vote with Democrats to subpoena witnesses but has since changed his mind.

“I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense,” Alexander said.

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House who brought the articles of impeachment against Trump, said “he will not be acquitted,” regardless of how the Senate votes.

“You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. And you don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation,” Pelosi said.

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