WATCH: Marco Rubio Comes Out Against Witnesses At Senate Image Trial
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said this week that he is against calling witnesses during the Senate’s impeachment trial, saying the trial should be based on information already gathered during the House impeachment inquiry.
"I think in my view our inquiry should be based on the testimony that they took, we are acting on articles of impeachment,” Rubio said. “We should be constrained by the information that those articles are based on."
Asked why he does not want to hear testimony from former National Security Adviser John Bolton, who said on Monday he would comply with a Senate subpoena, Rubio responded: “That’s what the House should have taken into account when they did the articles over there. So we’ll be voting on the articles they’ll be sending us. And that’s what we should be acting on.”
It is worth noting that House Democrats did subpoena Bolton during their investigation, but the White House moved to block his testimony.