Republicans Prohibit Witnesses
at Trump Impeachment Trial

The Senate defeated a motion to allow votes on subpoenas for witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial of President Trump. The only senators breaking party ranks were Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah, who voted with Democrats in favor of issuing subpoenas. The motion did not name potential witnesses. But Democrats signaled they wished to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton, among others, for testimony about Bolton's reported conversations with the president about Trump's using his official powers to solicit personal political favors from Ukrainian officials.

Representing the House, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said: "The facts will come out. In all of their horror, they will come out....The documents the president has been hiding will come out. The witnesses the president has been concealing will tell their stories. And we will be asked why we did not want to hear that information when we had the chance, when we could consider its relevance and importance in making this most momentous decision."

White House deputy counsel Patrick Philbin said: "The Senate is not here to do the investigatory work the House did not do....The reaction of this body should be to reject the articles of impeachment, not to condone and put its imprimatur on the way the proceedings were handled in the House and not to prolong matters further to redo work the House failed to do by not seeking evidence and not doing a fair and legitimate process."

A yes vote was to allow motions to issue subpoenas.

  Yes   No   Not Voting
Republicans 2   51   0
Democrats 47   0   0
Totals 49   51   0
Roll Call #27; 01/31/2020       By Thomas Voting Reports, Inc.

47   Democrats Yea Nay   53   Republicans Yea Nay
Total   47 0   Total   2 51
Baldwin, Tammy WI Y     Collins, Susan   ME Y  
Bennet, Michael CO Y     Romney, Mitt   UT Y  
Blumenthal, Richard CT Y     Alexander, Lamar   TN   N
Booker, Cory NJ Y     Barrasso, John   WY   N
Brown, Sherrod OH Y     Blackburn, Marsha   TN   N
Cantwell, Maria WA Y     Blunt, Roy   MO   N
Cardin, Ben MD Y     Boozman, John   AR   N
Carper, Thomas DE Y     Braun, Mike   IN   N
Casey, Bob PA Y     Burr, Richard   NC   N
Coons, Christopher DE Y     Capito, Shelley   WV   N
Cortez Masto, Catherine NV Y     Cassidy, Bill   LA   N
Duckworth, Tammy IL Y     Cornyn, John   TX   N
Durbin, Richard IL Y     Cotton, Tom   AR   N
Feinstein, Dianne CA Y     Cramer, Kevin   ND   N
Gillibrand, Kirsten NY Y     Crapo, Mike   ID   N
Harris, Kamala CA Y     Cruz, Ted   TX   N
Hassan, Maggie NH Y     Daines, Steve   MT   N
Heinrich, Martin NM Y     Enzi, Mike   WY   N
Hirono, Mazie HI Y     Ernst, Joni   IA   N
Jones, Doug AL Y     Fischer, Deb   NE   N
Kaine, Timothy VA Y     Gardner, Cory   CO   N
King, Angus ME Y     Graham, Lindsey   SC   N
Klobuchar, Amy MN Y     Grassley, Charles   IA   N
Leahy, Patrick VT Y     Hawley, Josh   MO   N
Manchin, Joseph WV Y     Hoeven, John   ND   N
Markey, Edward MA Y     Hyde-Smith, Cindy   MS   N
Menendez, Robert NJ Y     Inhofe, Jim   OK   N
Merkley, Jeff OR Y     Johnson, Ron   WI   N
Murphy, Christopher CT Y     Kennedy, John   LA   N
Murray, Patty WA Y     Lankford, James   OK   N
Peters, Gary MI Y     Lee, Mike   UT   N
Reed, John RI Y     Loeffler, Kelly   GA   N
Rosen, Jacklyn NV Y     McConnell, Mitch   KY   N
Sanders, Bernard VT Y     McSally, Martha   AZ   N
Schatz, Brian HI Y     Moran, Jerry   KS   N
Schumer, Charles NY Y     Murkowski, Lisa   AK   N
Shaheen, Jeanne NH Y     Paul, Rand   KY   N
Sinema, Kyrsten AZ Y     Perdue, David   GA   N
Smith, Tina MN Y     Portman, Rob   OH   N
Stabenow, Debbie MI Y     Risch, James   ID   N
Tester, Jon MT Y     Roberts, Pat   KS   N
Udall, Tom NM Y     Rounds, Mike   SD   N
Van Hollen, Chris MD Y     Rubio, Marco   FL   N
Warner, Mark VA Y     Sasse, Ben   NE   N
Warren, Elizabeth MA Y     Scott, Rick   FL   N
Whitehouse, Sheldon RI Y     Scott, Tim   SC   N
Wyden, Ron OR Y     Shelby, Richard   AL   N
          Sullivan, Dan   AK   N
          Thune, John   SD   N
          Tillis, Thomas   NC   N
          Toomey, Patrick   PA   N
          Wicker, Roger   MS   N
          Young, Todd   IN   N
 
Independents Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont caucus with Democrats and their votes appear in the Democratic totals.