Democrats flipped the script this morning after their case collapsed on Friday against President Trump.
Democrats now want to change the rules and call in witnesses. This comes after Senator McConnell announced he will vote to acquit.
This comes after Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington leaked news on a January 6, 2021 phone call between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and former President Donald Trump.
According to the Seattle Times — Rep. Jaimie Raskin, lead impeachment manager, called Saturday morning for Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington to be subpoenaed for the Senate trial, saying her corroboration of a Jan. 6 phone call between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and former President Donald Trump was critical. Beutler is one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.
Kevin McCarthy denies the leaked report by Herrera Beutler.
Republican Senators Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse, and Lindsey Graham voted for witnesses.
The US Senate then voted 55-45 to call in witnesses to rescue their floundering attempt to impeach President Trump.
The five RINOs joined Democrats in the vote.
Sen. Lindsey Graham explains his last minute vote change in favor of witnesses:
“Mr. President,” Graham said to Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy. “I’d like to change my vote to ‘aye.'”
Following the vote, Graham took to Twitter to explain his reasoning. He said that if Democrats want to call witnesses, then he’s “going to insist we have multiple witnesses.”