Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Senate Vote to Block Witnesses and Documents

January 31, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Senate Republicans voted against calling witnesses and compelling documents in the impeachment proceedings:

“The Senate Republicans’ vote against calling witnesses and compelling documents in the impeachment proceedings makes them accomplices to the President’s cover-up. 

“The President was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  He is impeached forever.  There can be no acquittal without a trial.  And there is no trial without witnesses, documents and evidence.

“It is a sad day for America to see Senator McConnell require the Chief Justice of the United States to preside over a vote which rejected our nation’s judicial norms, precedents and institutions to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law.”