The US Senate decided on the date when the final point in the case of impeachment of Donald Trump will be put: the vote will take place on Wednesday, February 5.
As expected, the decision was made at the initiative of the Republican majority of the Senate, and was approved by the Republican majority.
The party members of the incumbent president resolutely thwarted all attempts by the Democrats to arrange another show from a vote on the impeachment of Trump.
In particular, the amendments proposed by the Democrats were rejected, which provided for the challenge of a number of new witnesses and the possibility of presiding over the process, the head of the US Supreme Court John Roberts, the right to call witnesses and request documents from the Washington administration.
Лидер республиканского большинства в Сенате Митч Макконнелл (от штата Кентукки), подготовивший резолюцию по голосованию, сказал по этому поводу следующее:
Most members of the US Senate decided that the numerous witnesses and over 28 thousand pages of documents already included in the case as evidence are enough to form an opinion on the allegations of the House of Representatives and to terminate this impeachment trial.
At the same time, Trump is simply not happy with the victory: the head of the White House and his administration plan to get at least one vote of support from the Democrats.
Today, there are at least four Democratic senators who can vote in favor of Trump, but the intrigue will continue until the vote.