Unlikely We’ll Call Witnesses, Senator Schumer Says
Admits to struggle to secure enough votes
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer during a news conference admitted his party will struggle to force witness testimony and additional evidence during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.
“We’ve always known it will be an uphill fight on witnesses and on documents,” he said. He believes that the public would prefer witnesses be called, but cast doubt as to whether there will be enough votes on his side to support calling them.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not confirmed whether there are sufficient votes to defeat the motion to call witnesses and add documents.
The Senate votes on witnesses and whether to introduce new evidence are set for Friday.
- For members of the Senate as they continue their question and answer session and prepare to vote on witnesses and evidence additions on Friday.
- For Senators McConnell and Schumer as they navigate the process of the trial.