Top Republicans in the Senate are hoping to put a stop to the push for witnesses in the impeachment trial against President Trump. Some conservatives, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), are warning both moderates in their conference and Democrats that if Democrats can call witnesses then the president should be able to call whoever he wants.
The Government Accountability Office (G.A.O.) and the Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B.) disagree over whether the Trump administration broke the law.
2020 Democrat hopeful Bernie Sanders recently admitted the impeachment trial is going to negatively affect his presidential campaign. While talking to reporters in Washington on Thursday, the Vermont senator said the trial may take several weeks, which he would rather spend campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire to win the Democrat Party nomination.
The House has passed a resolution authorizing impeachment managers, which sets up the Senate for the long awaited impeachment trial. The resolution passed 228-to-193 mostly along party lines Wednesday. Only one Democrat, congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, sided with Republicans on the “no” vote, while nine lawmakers did not cast a vote at all.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has yet to release the text of the motion to dismiss the impeachment charges against President Trump. The Kentucky lawmaker has reportedly been surveying members of his conference to gauge support for a dismissal, but apparently GOP senators are generally not interested in such a move as some attempt to remain impartial ahead of the upcoming 2020 primaries.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly made the decision to withhold the articles of impeachment after watching an infamous political commentator, who has had his own reputation tarnished by impeachment. One America’s Marty Golingan reports.
OAN Newsroom UPDATED 10:57 AM PT — Friday, January 10, 2020 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is speaking out against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is under immense pressure, from both sides of the aisle, to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. One America’s Tali Letoi has the latest.
President Trump has continued to call out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for continuing to hold off on handing over the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signaled that he will begin the impeachment trial whether Pelosi delivers the articles of impeachment or not. One America’s John Hines spoke with conservatives who are demanding the Senate acquit the president and has more from Capitol Hill.