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Mitch McConnell just conceded he might not have the Republican votes to block witnesses from testifying in Trump's impeachment trial

25 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly told his caucus on Tuesday that they haven't secured the votes necessary to block Democrats from calling witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial.
McConnell reportedly compiled a list of "yes," "no," and "maybe" votes, but didn't show the whip count to his fellow senators.
But Republican leadership is reportedly confident it can win over the necessary GOP votes by Friday. The party is arguing that calling witnesses would extend the trial indefinitely.
Pressure on Republicans has intensified after The New York Times reported on Sunday...
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McConnell tells Republicans he does not yet have votes to block witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial

McConnell tells Republicans he does not yet have votes to block witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial

25 days ago   |   By WESH

Senator Mitch McConnell told Republicans he does not yet have votes to block witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
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AP source: McConnell says he can't yet block new witnesses

AP source: McConnell says he can't yet block new witnesses

25 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By LISA MASCARO
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators privately Tuesday he does not yet have the votes to block new witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
That's according to a Republican familiar with a closed-door meeting of GOP senators and granted anonymity to discuss it.
McConnell convened the meeting shortly after Trump's legal team made its closing arguments in the trial.
At this point, the GOP leader faces a handful of potential defections. But there are still several days before any potential witness vote would be taken.
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