Pelosi Statement on Senate Vote to Block Witnesses and Documents
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.”