4 New Amendments proposed by Democrats have all failed.
Prior to the vote Manu Raju described the 4 amendments.
Amendment 1) to subpoena Mulvaney, Bolton, Duffy, Blair and White House, OMB, DOD and State Department documents
Amendment 2) Schumer amendment to Subpoena John Bolton
Amendment 3) Schumer amendment to subpoena Bolton; provided further that there be one day for a deposition presided over by Chief Justice, and one day for live testimony before the Senate, both of must occur within 5 days of adoption of the underlying resolution
Amendment 4) Van Hollen amendment to require the Chief Justice to rule on motions to subpoena witnesses and documents, and to rule on any assertion of privilege
Democrat’s First Amendment Fails
A motion to table — or effectively kill — the Democrats’ first amendment just passed.
The vote was 53-47.
Democrat’s Second Amendment Fails
A motion to table the Democrats’ second of four amendments has passed. The amendment introduced by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer specifically called for the Senate to subpoena John Bolton to testify.
The vote to table passed 51 to 49. Republican senators Mitt Romney and Susan Collins voted with the 47 Democrats against tabling the amendment to subpoena Bolton.
Democrat’s Third Amendment Fails
The Democrats’ third amendment has been tabled. This amendment called for the Senate to subpoena John Bolton, and spend one day on his deposition and one day on live testimony — both of which must occur within five days.
The vote to table passed 51 to 49. Republican senators Mitt Romney and Susan Collins voted for a second time tonight with the 47 Democrats against tabling the amendment to subpoena Bolton.
Democrat’s Fourth Amendment Fails
A motion to table — or effectively kill — the Democrats’ fourth amendment just passed.
The vote was 53-47.
All four amendments introduced by the Democrats tonight were voted down.
Schumer told reporters as he was on his way out tonight “I can’t wait to see my grandson.”
Asked by a reporter what he would say to his Republican colleagues, he said, “I say they really let down the Senate and the country. They know that Donald Trump is a vicious and vindictive president, but sometimes you’ve got to do the right thing.”
Asked how he’ll bridge the divide going forward, he said, “well, let’s hope it gets better. It can’t get much worse.”