It’s Official: Senate Votes On Additional Witnesses…Here Are The Results

(Tea Party PAC) – On Friday, the Senate voted on the ongoing question as to whether or not the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump should include additional witnesses that were not present at the House impeachment inquiry.

Despite the usual defectors voting with the Dems, the GOP had the votes they needed to move on with this nightmare and put it to an end.

Looks like we can look forward to an acquittal next week!

After hours of debate, the Senate voted 51 to 49 to block the Democrat’s motion to call the new witnesses to testify, including former national security adviser John Bolton.

Last week, excerpts of Bolton’s forthcoming tell-all book were leaked, reportedly revealing that Trump had allegedly told him he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine if they did not open an investigation into the Biden crime family.

Fox News reports on this pivotal vote in the impeachment proceedings:

After hours of debate during the day, the Senate voted 51 to 49 to block a Democratic motion to call new witnesses. The vote came after vehement demands from Democrats to call former national security adviser John Bolton to testify about the Trump-Ukraine saga.

Two Republicans — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Maine Sen. Susan Collins — voted with Democrats for new witnesses.

It’s unclear exactly what comes next. The final up-and-down vote — amid the widespread expectation that Trump will be acquitted in the end — could continue into next week, as senators must contend with motions and potential debate by senators on the floor or in closed session.

“Senators will now confer among ourselves, with the House managers, and with the president’s counsel to determine next steps as we prepare to conclude the trial in the coming days,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in a statement following the vote.

“A majority of the U.S. Senate has determined that the numerous witnesses and 28,000-plus pages of documents already in evidence are sufficient to judge the House Managers’ accusations and end this impeachment trial,” he explained.

Naturally, the Democrats waxed hysterical.

“America will remember this day, unfortunately, where the Senate did not live up to its responsibilities, where the Senate turned away from truth and went along with a sham trial,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-NY) declared in a prompt presser held after Friday’s session concluded.

Trump was flying to Florida as the vote was held, and a senior administration official who was on board Air Force One at the time said that POTUS’ reaction was “calm, but pleased.”

“Nothing like applause or cheering, but just a recognition that things are clearly going in the right direction,” the official said.

Fox notes:

Pushing the final vote to next week means it could come the same week as Iowa’s caucuses on Monday and the State of the Union address on Tuesday. A senior congressional source tells Fox News there has been no discussion about postponing State of the Union. Advance teams were crawling all over the Capitol today in preparation for Tuesday’s address.

McConnell and Schumer have not yet hammered out a proposal on how to move forward, Schumer said Friday afternoon, but signaled that Democrats may try to force a debate and put senators in a position where they’d have to defend their votes.

41 COMMENTS

  1. Terrible proofreading . . . . You wrote”“America will remember this day, unfortunately, where the Senate did not live up to its responsibilities, where the Senate turned away from truth and went along with a sham trial,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-NY)”.
    Otherwise the article identifies Schumer and McConnell correctly, but how does this happen unless someone is too excited and does not know or check the facts?

  2. TELL ME, HOW CAN ANYONE HAVE A DEBATE, ABOUT LIE’S, that these DEMOCRATS HAVE HAD SO MANY LIE’S THEY HAVE TOLD FROM THE START?
    THEN DEBATE THE DEMOCRATS ON WHY THE HATE OUR PRESIDENT? NO WAY, OUR PRESIDENT HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING ILLEGAL ARE BROKEN ANY LAW’S AND NEVER LIED TO ANYONE ON WHAT HE SAID ARE DONE AS OUR PRESIDENT!
    SO, just Cancel all of this crap, President NOT Guily and Shut this Mess Down.

  3. Divine intervention is needed like a miracle At least 2 Republicans had the courage to do the right thing . But the of thenRepublicans want to continue to let Trump get away with anything he does is okay .They want to continue being Trump’s Boot Lickers

    • Stop using the Divinity’s name in vain. Democratic Socialists are the unGodly ones. Wise up. Learn to read definitions of words so you can understand the US constitution and the events that presaged this nation’s founding and its Constitution. We on the President’s side have never claimed that a president can or should “get away with anything he does” as you claim falsely. YOUR side have the real criminal minded bureaucrats and families of such. President’s legal team proved that all Schiff-Schumer-Pelosi-Nadler et al, and their sycophants, misrepresent the framer’s intentions and twist the Constitution to fit their guilt-ridden agenda. The crimes are all on their side, and they deflect their guilt to make it sound like Trump is guilty. The only real proof of guilt is on YOUR SIDE with the fake dossier and illegal spying and trashing of innocent people. FISA court confirmed this through the Justice Department announcement last week! Your leaders know Trump and we voters threaten to expose them all. They have a maniacal obsession to eradicate the threat, and that obsession borne of FEAR explains their vitriolic rage and illogical misrepresentations to try to nullify President Trump and us who know what is going on behind the scenes in the left-wing bureaucracy and members of congress, plus former scofflaws like Clinton, Comey, Brennan, Holder, Lynch, and all their crew. It is all documented, revealed in several books and public and private records. The media ignores it so people like you don’t see the truth yet. I hope you jump ship before it sinks, when the real trials start on the ones who attempted and failed this historic coup d’etat.

  4. Romney and Collins will never have the support of this conservative. You two are a disgrace to your party. I’m no fan of Donald Trump but do know a kangaroo court when I see one.

    • Righto. My words exactly for this sham trial. Get on over here soon….we’d like you to be a DJT devotee! He is flawed …like Joy Villa said recently “Hey, he’s a 75 year old white man from New York, so he’s gonna rub some people the wrong way!” hahaha But he is effective!… and a true Patriot bringing back the framers’ vision for liberty and the most amazing nation ever on earth…IMHO. Thanks MM!

  5. Democrats have tried to impeach Trump since he was elected by an over whelming electoral majority. This entire endeavor was a waste of time. The country needs answers for college cost and debt, immigration, citizenship, affordable health cost. Legal overhaul, cost reduction of government, small business expansion, antitrust law.

  6. As expected, the Senate split along party lines with two RINOs voting with the democrats. You would think that the people who voted these slimes into office would try to get rid of them. Unfortunately, I know here in Illinois, the cheating Chicago machine (democrat controlled) will prevent our two senators from being thrown out. (One from Chicago and one from hell-hole East St. Louis) I suspect that the same goes for a lot of other states. How does an average citizen call into question the results of an election?

  7. The democrates and the traitor republicans are trying their best to ruin America!
    President Trump has worked feverously for the past three years to fulfill his campaign promises, which are for the American people and the country. And despite having to fight the house, he has managed to accomplish a great deal.
    The house needs to stop acting like a high school click and start doing the job they are paid to do. Work for America and the American people or be thrown out of office! The house has embarrassed and humiliated us over many things. Pelosi wants to be president and God help us if she could be! She is despicable and needs to be removed from office immediately!

    • I agree. But they cannot stop, for their pathologic FEAR of the threat President Trump (and we voters) to expose their real crimes and breaking of their oaths. So they will continue their maniacal obsessions to nullify him and us. The answer is to bring them to trial and just get them out of the government, and vote them out before that if we can. It won;t happen overnight, as we know. But it WILL happen if Trump states in.

  8. Nancy Pelosi was right when she made the statement that the history books will forever show President Trump was impeached, and the House of Representatives brought two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald John Trump, and also that he was acquitted of those same charges of impeachment in a trial in the Senate.
    Furthermore those same history books will show there was a Coup started by the Democrats before Donald John Trump was sworn into the office of president of the United States of America.
    Also those same history books will forever list each and every one of those Representatives and Senators who voted to impeach the sitting president as being associated as a party of that Coup.
    If I were a Democrat, Independent, or a Republican Senator I would not want my good name listed next to these Democrats in the House of Representatives who voted to impeach the president, in an attempt to over through the 2016 election, and to remove the president from office because they, “the Democrats” knew they did not have a ghost of a chance to beat President Trump for a second term in 2020.
    Those same history books will forever list those who were part of the coup for hundreds of years to come, and also list every one of those Senators by name and state that joined the Coup by voting for impeachment.

  9. I’m not much on Decorum in the Senate so if mr. Schlummner or the very tarded mr. SHITfz for brains tells me I have to “Defend my Vote” first off they don’t control any voting in the USA and we are putting an end to the cheating thats been going on for years and secondly, a third grade class could of put on a better offense because everyone knows “You don’t go to a trial with half your Witnesses and Evidence” not even ready to go. It’s no ones fault but your own for not being prepared for what’s about to happen. Trump by a Tidal Wave in 2020. WWG1WGA,,,,,,,Q,,,,,,

  10. When true facts are represented in comments, whether I agree or not, I’m proud to live in a country where honest discourse occurs.

  11. Trump should resign!
    Putting party above country is despicable.
    I’ve been a registered and voting Republican for 59 years
    The party’s course putting country last instead of first is the leading reason for the decline of democracy..

    • You should probably switch sides too. Your President has done MORE for this Country in 3 years than all the President’s before him, Putting the Country last ? Get out and get yourself some fresh air bobby because you are sadly informed. Sounds like the demoncraptic party is missing one of it’s ring leaders, hey bobby look over there AOC got your number….. troll

    • Lowest unemployment ever, booming economy, highest consumer confidence in years, yeah, Trump is destroying this country, NOT!!! Party over country, what a dumbass.

    • Actually Rob, you should draw yourself a nice hot bath, put on some nice music, get in the tub and open your veins. The commie’s world is near destruction. You could save one of us the trouble of removing you from our society.

    • You are not a real Republican. You are a RINO troll. “Decline of democracy”….proves you don’t know shit. We are a representative republic not a true democracy. Read the history of the nation if you want to be in a real dialog and not a trolling idiot. Or….just wallow in your ignorance and get drunk before voting day – maybe you won’t be able to get out of bed.

    • hey Rob you are too old to be that stupid.
      Democrat = socialism
      Socialism = slavery
      That is all you need to know and you are old enough to know better.

  12. Senate Minority Leader is Chuck Schumer not Mitch McConnell as stated in paragraph above after the line “Naturally, the Democrats waxed hysterical.”

  13. Obama committed over 200 separate individual accounts of Treason yet was never impeached. President Trump does his job according to strict laws and guidelines and they try to impeach him for doing his job and committing zero crime or transgression. Unfortunately the only thing THE PEOPLE have to rely on are the Republicans to stop these Treasonous Democrats and we know most Republicans won’t get off their asses to challenge anything the corrupt and evil Democrats do! Me thinks the Dems have blackmail material to keep each Republican in check. President Trump is Americas only hope!

  14. Have someone “PROOF” your comments before putting them (comments) to publication !! The Senate Minority Leader is Sen. Chuck Schumer not Sen. Mitch McConnell

  15. THATS FUNNY CONCIDERING
    John Bolton
    SUPOSIDLY
    HAS A ON GOING LAW SUIT & IS SUING THE F B I
    & DNC FOR DEFAMATION
    & SLANDER
    ABOUT HIM
    IN THE STEEL DOSER
    GOING ON
    AS WE SPEAK
    THAT IS A INTERESTING FACT
    ISNT IT

  16. It’s a mistake, and I’m sure that there will be a correction as to who the Senate Minority leader is . . . “CRYIN’ Upchuck Schumer” (D-N.Y). At last this IMPEACHMENT SHAM is over, and I’m “YUKKIN’ it up”! Now, let the INDICTMENTS begin against Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler (as well as the OTHER Democrats responsible for this CRAPFEST of a SHAM), SEDITION, TREASON and PERJURY as per the U.S. Constitution, CRIMES against The American People and The POTUS. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

    • AMEN, Perp walk them in Handcuffs behind the back, 3 or 4 of them handcuffed together and leg irons right across the Senate floor over to the Congress floor and make an announcement that we will be back for more. HaHaHaHa , I wonder how many of them will TRY to leave the Country over night. Those trying to flee HOG TIE them wrists to ankles. My GOD this is going to get interesting VERY SOON.

  17. Incorrect Minority Leader in paragraph should be cryin’ Chuckie Schumer:
    “America will remember this day, unfortunately, where the Senate did not live up to its responsibilities, where the Senate turned away from truth and went along with a sham trial,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-NY) declared in a prompt presser held after Friday’s session concluded.

  18. Judas Fricking Priest, TeaPartyPac! The Senate MINORITY Leader is NOT “Mitch McConnell (D-NY)”!!!! … It’s Chuck fricking Schumer!!!!
    Do your fricking due diligence!!!
    PLEASE!!! No more schlocky, half-ass editing!!!

    • You have to remember that these too-quickly done schlock pieces are written to be published online. The writers and editors are probably English majors who know nothing about politics except what they read and summarize from “The Gateway Pundit” and “Breitbart” (the folks who really know and do research). These “articles” are probably seldom read by an editor (or the writer) and rarely spell-checked — lower than community college quality.

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