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Republicans reject subpoenas as impeachment debate goes on


January 22, 2020

Manuel Balce Ceneta – Associated Press

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walked back to the Senate chamber during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump's "trifecta" of offenses.

The turn of events was a setback for Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and the president's legal team, exposing a crack in the GOP ranks and the growing political unease over the historic impeachment proceedings unfolding amid a watchful public in an election year.


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