Republicans in the Senate on Friday blocked a move to introduce witnesses and documents at the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The vote came after Democrats held out hope that four Republicans would break ranks and join with them. The Senate, meanwhile, is considering pushing off final acquittal in Trump’s impeachment trial until next week under a proposal being negotiated Friday by party leaders.
The Senate voted to block any witnesses from being called in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, a move that will mark the beginning of the end of the third Senate trial for a president in US history. The Senate voted 51-49 to defeat a motion to allow subpoenas for witnesses and documents, with two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah, joining Democrats to back extending the trial.