One Republican says he is ‘very likely’ to vote for impeachment witnesses
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On Saturday Republican Senator Mitt Romney said he’ll “very likely” vote to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Trump.
And his vote could be crucial to extending the proceedings.
Romney said he will make up his mind after opening arguments are complete.
Democrats need at least four Republicans to vote with them in order to compel new witnesses and documents.
It’s possible but unclear if those four votes will materialize.
Moderate Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are possible “yes” votes.
They echo Romney’s opinion about waiting until after opening arguments.
A fourth vote might come from someone like Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado who’s up for reelection.
Trump’s defense team will continue its opening arguments Monday.
After that, most Republicans want to wrap up proceedings quickly.