Senate Adopts Rules
for Impeachment Trial

The Senate adopted the following procedures for its impeachment trial of President Trump:

-- A delegation of House Democrats will have 24 hours to be used over no more than three days to argue for conviction on two articles of impeachment the House approved Dec. 15, 2019. Trump's attorneys will have an equal period to present a defense.

-- The resolution then allocates 16 hours for responses to written questions from senators. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will read the questions aloud and direct them, as warranted, to the House managers, Trump's defense team or both sides.

-- The Senate then will hear four hours of arguments from the two sides on whether to allow motions to subpoena witnesses and documents. If the Senate eventually votes to issue subpoenas, witnesses would be deposed before subsequent votes on whether to call them before the Senate.

-- Following any witness testimony, the Senate is to deliberate and vote on the impeachment articles. Approval of either article by a two-thirds vote of senators present would remove Trump from office.

The first impeachment article charges Trump with abusing the powers of the presidency by withholding aid to Ukraine and a promised White House meeting in an effort to pressure the president of that country to announce investigations into a political rival. The second article charges Trump with obstructing the House's investigation of his conduct.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the resolution he sponsored "sets up a structure that is fair, evenhanded and tracks closely with past precedents."

Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said the resolution "asks the Senate to rush through as fast as possible, and makes getting evidence as hard as possible."

A yes vote was to adopt the resolution.

Roll Call #26 01/22/2020

  Yes   No   Not Voting
Republicans 53   0   0
Democrats 0   47   0
Totals 53   47   0
Roll Call #26; 01/22/2020       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.