Just after all the drama more than the previous several days over the vote on witnesses, the Senate ultimately acquired down to the vote Thursday afternoon.
The people who experienced been in issue all weighed in with how they were being likely to vote concerning past evening and currently.
It went as anticipated, with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) voting yes and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voting no, towards witnesses.
That remaining the remaining vote at 51-49, so no tie.
NEW: The U.S. Senate just Turned down a motion to think about witnesses and documents in President Trump’s impeachment demo.
The vote was 49-51.
Susan Collins and Mitt Romney were the only Republicans who voted sure.
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) January 31, 2020
McConnell: “A majority of the U.S. Senate has decided that the many witnesses and 28,000-plus internet pages of documents now in proof are ample to judge the Property Managers’ accusations and close this impeachment demo.”
— Doug Andres (@DougAndres) January 31, 2020
Here’s Senate Greater part Leader Mitch McConnell’s whole assertion:
A majority of the U.S. Senate has decided that the many witnesses and 28,000-plus web pages of paperwork previously in evidence are enough to judge the Residence Managers’ accusations and end this impeachment trial.
There is no will need for the Senate to re-open the investigation which the Household Democratic the greater part chose to conclude and which the Professionals them selves continue to describe as “overwhelming” and “beyond any question.” Under no circumstances in Senate history has this overall body paused an impeachment trial to go after added witnesses with unresolved queries of govt privilege that would require protracted litigation. We have no interest in developing such a new precedent, particularly for people whom the House expressly chose not to go after.
Senators will now confer amid ourselves, with the Property Administrators, and with the President’s counsel to identify subsequent methods as we get ready to conclude the trial in the coming days.
Involved they are not closing now because we know they can try to drop many matters amongst now and when they get the vote on what appears to be Wednesday after every person gets to make their tiny speeches. But it seems like Cocaine Mitch thinks he has it well in hand at this point and the only detail happening after this is the speeches and vote.
But here’s the best reaction so much, by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in a troll “clapback” of Property Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s notorious clap at President Donald Trump to Mitch McConnell.
— Steve Visitor (@SteveGuest) January 31, 2020
Can everyone overlook when Pelosi attempted to dunk on Trump at the SOTU final 12 months? Appears like turnabout clapback is fair engage in.
Cruz just did the Pelosi Clap…something tells me trump pulls this one particular at his point out of the country address. Return to sender address mysterious. pic.twitter.com/9Q9oXvb0ga
— JC (@123physicsfreak) January 31, 2020
And they’re lastly observed it to be somber:
Judging by CNN and MSNBC’s coverage, we last but not least received the “somber” tone on impeachment 🤣
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) January 31, 2020