WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the end of the 10th day of President Trump’s impeachment trial on Friday, the Senate voted against having more witnesses.
Before that vote, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said it will be the only impeachment trial in United States history without any witnesses.
“I can’t imagine willfully voting to say ‘I don’t want to hear from witnesses’ especially when you have one who says, ‘I was in the room, I was there. The president spoke to me directly and here’s what I have to say.’ To me that’s the most valuable evidence and we ought to get it but it appears today, regrettably, that is not going to be the case,” King said.
When the Senate voted Friday night regarding witnesses, Democrats did not have the 51 votes needed — putting an end to the effort to subpoena additional witnesses and documents.
The Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to acquit the president.