UPDATE 1420 EST – House Managers Fold After GOP Request For Pelosi Testimony
The fifth day of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial began with a surprise as senators voted 55-45 on Saturday to call witnesses.
It is unclear how many witnesses will be called in the trial. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina voted with Democrats to subpoena witnesses and documents.
“This is a political theater and I think the House managers were feeling heat on their left flank,” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said. “At this point, nobody knows what’s going to happen…”
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