Senate Rejects Blair & Duffey
as Impeachment Trial Witnesses

The Senate tabled (killed) a Democratic-sponsored amendment to S Res 483 to that sought to call Robert B. Blair, an aide to White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and Michael P. Duffey, an Office Management and Budget official, as witnesses in the Donald Trump impeachment trial. Both assisted Trump's bid to use a freeze on military aid and denial of an Oval Office visit to gain Ukraine's help in undercutting former Vice President Joe Biden'''s 2020 presidential candidacy. They were subpoenaed by House investigators but refused to comply on due process grounds.

Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, said: "Blair and Duffey are not household names...But they operated the machinery of the executive branch. They implemented President Trump's instruction to freeze military aid to Ukraine" and "stood at the center of this tangled web."

Attorney Pam Bondi, a Trump defender, told the Senate that House impeachment investigators "took no action on the subpoenas (they) issued to Mr. Duffey and Mr. Blair because they didn't want a court to tell them that they were trampling on their constitutional rights. Now they want this chamber to do it for them."

A yes vote was in opposition of calling Blair and Duffey as witnesses.

Roll Call #20 01/21/2020

  Yes   No   Not Voting
Republicans 53   0   0
Democrats 0   47   0
Totals 53   47   0
Roll Call #20; 01/21/2020       By Thomas Voting Reports, Inc.

47   Democrats Yea Nay   53   Republicans Yea Nay
Total   0 47   Total   53 0
Baldwin, Tammy WI   N   Alexander, Lamar   TN Y  
Bennet, Michael CO   N   Barrasso, John   WY Y  
Blumenthal, Richard CT   N   Blackburn, Marsha   TN Y  
Booker, Cory NJ   N   Blunt, Roy   MO Y  
Brown, Sherrod OH   N   Boozman, John   AR Y  
Cantwell, Maria WA   N   Braun, Mike   IN Y  
Cardin, Ben MD   N   Burr, Richard   NC Y  
Carper, Thomas DE   N   Capito, Shelley   WV Y  
Casey, Bob PA   N   Cassidy, Bill   LA Y  
Coons, Christopher DE   N   Collins, Susan   ME Y  
Cortez Masto, Catherine NV   N   Cornyn, John   TX Y  
Duckworth, Tammy IL   N   Cotton, Tom   AR Y  
Durbin, Richard IL   N   Cramer, Kevin   ND Y  
Feinstein, Dianne CA   N   Crapo, Mike   ID Y  
Gillibrand, Kirsten NY   N   Cruz, Ted   TX Y  
Harris, Kamala CA   N   Daines, Steve   MT Y  
Hassan, Maggie NH   N   Enzi, Mike   WY Y  
Heinrich, Martin NM   N   Ernst, Joni   IA Y  
Hirono, Mazie HI   N   Fischer, Deb   NE Y  
Jones, Doug AL   N   Gardner, Cory   CO Y  
Kaine, Timothy VA   N   Graham, Lindsey   SC Y  
King, Angus ME   N   Grassley, Charles   IA Y  
Klobuchar, Amy MN   N   Hawley, Josh   MO Y  
Leahy, Patrick VT   N   Hoeven, John   ND Y  
Manchin, Joseph WV   N   Hyde-Smith, Cindy   MS Y  
Markey, Edward MA   N   Inhofe, Jim   OK Y  
Menendez, Robert NJ   N   Johnson, Ron   WI Y  
Merkley, Jeff OR   N   Kennedy, John   LA Y  
Murphy, Christopher CT   N   Lankford, James   OK Y  
Murray, Patty WA   N   Lee, Mike   UT Y  
Peters, Gary MI   N   Loeffler, Kelly   GA Y  
Reed, John RI   N   McConnell, Mitch   KY Y  
Rosen, Jacklyn NV   N   McSally, Martha   AZ Y  
Sanders, Bernard VT   N   Moran, Jerry   KS Y  
Schatz, Brian HI   N   Murkowski, Lisa   AK Y  
Schumer, Charles NY   N   Paul, Rand   KY Y  
Shaheen, Jeanne NH   N   Perdue, David   GA Y  
Sinema, Kyrsten AZ   N   Portman, Rob   OH Y  
Smith, Tina MN   N   Risch, James   ID Y  
Stabenow, Debbie MI   N   Roberts, Pat   KS Y  
Tester, Jon MT   N   Romney, Mitt   UT Y  
Udall, Tom NM   N   Rounds, Mike   SD Y  
Van Hollen, Chris MD   N   Rubio, Marco   FL Y  
Warner, Mark VA   N   Sasse, Ben   NE Y  
Warren, Elizabeth MA   N   Scott, Rick   FL Y  
Whitehouse, Sheldon RI   N   Scott, Tim   SC Y  
Wyden, Ron OR   N   Shelby, Richard   AL Y  
          Sullivan, Dan   AK Y  
          Thune, John   SD Y  
          Tillis, Thomas   NC Y  
          Toomey, Patrick   PA Y  
          Wicker, Roger   MS Y  
          Young, Todd   IN Y  
 
Independents Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont caucus with Democrats and their votes appear in the Democratic totals.