The Senate tabled (killed) a Democratic-sponsored amendment to S Res 483 that sought to call John Bolton, the former national security adviser to President Trump, as a witness in the Senate impeachment trial. Bolton said he would testify if subpoenaed and, according to his lawyer, he could provide firsthand accounts of events and conversations, including comments by Trump, on the withholding of security aid to Ukraine.
Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said: "The question is whether the Senate will be complicit in the president's crimes by covering them up. Any senator who votes against...Bolton's testimony or any relevant testimony shows that he or she wants to be part of the coverup. What other possible reason is there to prohibit a relevant witness?"
Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, said in reply that House investigators had not sought Bolton's testimony. "So for them to come here now and demand that before we even start the arguments -- they ask you to do something that they refuse to do for themselves and then accuse you of a coverup when you don’t do it -- it is ridiculous."
A yes vote was in opposition to calling Bolton as a witness.
Roll Call #22 01/22/2020