Report: GOP Senators Up For Reelection In 2020 Are Against More Witnesses

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Sens. Corey Gardner, Martha McSally and Thom Tillis all face competitive races this year, and all oppose new witnesses.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Republican senators on Tuesday that he does not have enough votes to block new witnesses at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, according to The Wall Street Journal.

But at least three GOP senators are on his side: “Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Martha McSally of Arizona and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who face competitive races in the fall, addressed their colleagues in the meeting, people familiar with the matter said.”

And they are against bringing new witnesses — like former National Security Adviser John Bolton — into the mix.

Gardner reportedly said that a prolonged trial would only invite more attacks from Democrats, and Tillis blasted the impeachment trial as a sham.

A White House official told The Journal that they remain confident the votes will materialize, saying, “We are still in the game.”

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