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Senate says no to witnesses, as final vote is set for Wednesday

CQ on Congress, Ep 183

A staffer carries multiple binders as he walks through the Senate Reception Room before the continuation of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
A staffer carries multiple binders as he walks through the Senate Reception Room before the continuation of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate voted 51-49 on Jan. 31 against calling witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial and will now move to closing arguments and votes, on Feb. 5, on the two articles of impeachment, accusing Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. CQ Roll Call White House reporter Niels Lesniewski explains why Republicans objected to witnesses and why they will vote to acquit.

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