Postindustrial Lawmakers Split Along Party Lines on Impeachment Witnesses

A few dozen protesters in Times Square rally against President Donald Trump and request to call witnesses at the impeachment trial. Credit: Lev Radin

February 2, 2020

Postindustrial Lawmakers Split Along Party Lines on Impeachment Witnesses


The U.S. Senate voted to block the consideration of new witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Trump, marking the first time in American history that none were called during a Senate impeachment proceeding.

Senators on Friday voted against calling witnesses despite the evidence of presidential wrongdoing and new, first-hand accounts by former National Security adviser John Bolton.

The Democratic-led House in December approved two articles of impeachment against Trump, which moved the proceedings the Senate for a trial. 

Friday’s vote signals that the president will be acquitted the same week as the Iowa caucuses and the State of the Union address.

Here’s a breakdown of how senators representing Postindustrial America voted on whether to call witnesses, with links to their contact pages so you might let them know your thoughts on how they voted.

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Sen. Bob Casey For 

Sen. Pat Toomey  Against 



Sen. Sherrod Brown For 

Sen. Rob Portman Against 



Sen. Mike Braun Against 

Sen. Todd Young Against 



Sen. Tammy Duckworth For 

Sen. Richard Durbin For 



Sen. Gary Peters For 

Sen. Debbie Stabenow For


West Virginia

Sen. Joe Manchin For 

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Against 




Sen. Tammy Baldwin For 

Sen. Ron Johnson Against 



Sen. Mitch McConnell Against 

Sen. Rand Paul Against 



Sen. Lamar Alexander Against 

Sen. Marsha Blackburn Against 


New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand For 

Sen. Chuck Schumer For 


North Carolina

Sen. Richard Burr Against 

Sen. Thom Tillis Against 



Sen. Doug Jones For

Sen. Richard Shelby Against

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