The Senate early Wednesday morning approved rules for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on a party-line vote that delays the question of whether the Senate should subpoena witnesses and documents until later in the trial.You voted with your party (the 53) each time.
The rules resolution from Senate Majority Mitch McConnell was approved 53-47 after Republicans defeated a series of amendments from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the opening day of the bitterly fought impeachment trial. Schumer proposed 11 amendments seeking to subpoena a trove of documents from the Trump administration and witnesses like acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton, but the amendments were thwarted almost entirely by the same party-line vote, 53-47.
You're participating in a cover-up, Senator. You know that, right?
You took an oath to "do impartial justice" and yet you're voting for rules designed to shield the president from Constitutional oversight.
You're participating in a cover-up.
Senator, have you seen the video of Trump bragging about withholding material from the impeachment trial?
Here it is:
You're participating in a cover-up, Senator.The second article of impeachment was for obstruction of Congress: covering up witnesses and documents from the American people.— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) January 22, 2020
This morning the President not only confessed to it, he bragged about it:
"Honestly, we have all the material. They don't have the material." pic.twitter.com/DPAEFHIDjS