Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has the votes to block new witnesses and the impeachment trial should be over by the weekend, according to ABC News.
After more than 90 questions and 8 hours of debate on Wednesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated to Republican senators he believes he now has the votes to defeat any Democratic motion that the Senate consider new witnesses when the Senate decides that question on Friday, according to two GOP sources. That would allow him to skip to the final stages of the trial, the sources said.
Multiple Republicans tell ABC News they hope to move quickly to acquit the president within the next two days, ahead of his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Earlier this week it was reported McConnell didn’t have the votes to block new witnesses in the senate trial.
The New York Times tried to disrupt the impeachment trial by releasing manuscript from Bolton’s book alleging Trump tied US military aid to Ukraine to Biden investigations.
RINO Senator Mitt Romney previously indicated that he supported calling in Bolton as a witness but Trump’s defense team did an excellent job this week dismantling the shampeachment.
Senators began day two of the impeachment trial’s question-and-answer session Thursday afternoon.