Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., might force the Senate to hold a vote on bringing Hunter Biden or other witnesses desired by the White House to testify in an impeachment trial, Politico reports.
"I believe very strongly the president should be able to call his own witnesses," Paul told reporters Thursday. "The rules that are put forward will be amendable, so yes I will consider strongly that the president should get his full due process, which to me means bringing in his own witnesses."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday the GOP should try to avoid divisive votes on witnesses. However, multiple senators have called for various witnesses to testify, including the whistleblower who came forward about Trump's July phone call with the Ukrainian president.
"I think there's probably a bipartisan concession that we'll keep the trial [short], so it not go on and on and on," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Politico. "We just need to take this seriously."
Any vote would require a majority to pass, but vulnerable Republicans could have a hard time with voters if they go against the White House's wishes or if they side with the president.
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