Report: If Republicans Block Witnesses, They Will Move To Acquit Trump On Friday
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, says President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could be over by Friday, according to Raw Story.
Barrasso, the third most-powerful Republican Senator, said that it appears no witnesses will be called, which would mean the only thing left for Senators to do is to vote on whether or not to convict and remove Donald John Trump as President of the United States.
Reuters reports Barrasso “told reporters on Wednesday that Republicans seemed to have the ‘momentum’ to move to end the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump by Friday, without calling witnesses.”
The NY Daily News reports Barrasso says the “momentum is clearly in the direction of moving to final judgement on Friday. We still have a couple members who said they want to listen to answers to questions, but that’s where the momentum is in the caucus right now.”
NBC News adds that Barrasso says the “plan would be to move to immediately acquit on Friday night if in fact the Senate votes against calling additional witnesses.”
Polls show that 75 percent of the public thinks witnesses should testify before Senators vote.