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On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox Information Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) said that calling witnesses within the Senate’s impeachment trial is a “slippery slope” that “we want to keep away from.” Tillis additionally predicted that the majority senators will in all probability conclude they don’t want different witnesses after listening to from the Home impeachment managers and White Home counsel.
Tillis stated he agrees with Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) place that there ought to be equity in calling witnesses, he added, “I feel Ted additionally agrees that even strolling down the slippery slope of calling witnesses is one thing we want to keep away from. We’re going to go in, and we’re going to listen to the testimony from the Home managers. We’re going to listen to from the White Home counsel. I consider that we’ll hear sufficient in these arguments to in all probability lead nearly all of us to the conclusion that we don’t want to listen to different witnesses.”
He later added that he thinks the Senate “can dismiss” the article of impeachment on obstruction of Congress.
Tillis additionally stated that he thinks there’s a “very excessive probability” that a majority of Senate Republicans will choose to vote on the articles with out listening to further witnesses.
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