The Senate tabled (killed) a Democratic-sponsored amendment to S Res 483 that sought to call Mick Mulvaney, the White House chief of staff, as a witness in President Trump's impeachment trial. Mulvaney helped Trump use a hold on military aid and denial of an Oval Office visit to solicit political favors from Ukrainian officials, telling reporters in October 2019: "We do that all the time with foreign policy....And I have news for everybody. Get over it."
Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said Mulvaney "was at the center of every stage of the president's substantial pressure campaign against Ukraine. Based on the extensive evidence the House did obtain, it is clear that Mulvaney was crucial in planning the scheme, executing its implementation and carrying out the coverup."
In their reply, Trump's defenders did not mention Mulvaney but objected to Senate's calling any witnesses. Mike Purpura, a deputy White House counsel, said House managers "had their chance to develop their evidence before they sent the articles of impeachment to this chamber. This chamber's role is not to do the House's job for it."
A yes vote was in opposition to calling Mulvaney as a witness.
Roll Call #18 01/21/2020