Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Senate Democrats and House impeachment managers are unlikely to convince the four Republican senators they need to vote for additional witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial.
“The president and Mitch McConnell put huge pressure on these folks,” Schumer told reporters Wednesday. “So I hope we can get witnesses and documents. It’s an uphill fight. Is it more likely than not? Probably no. But is it a decent, good chance? Yes.”
Impeachment managers have spent the last week arguing that additional witnesses and documents not gathered during the House impeachment investigation into Trump should be included in the evidence senators consider before voting on whether to remove him from office.
House Democrats impeached Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, after an investigation found Trump pressured a foreign leader to investigate his political rivals.