Shortly after the clock struck midnight, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer proposed his eighth amendment, a subpoena for former National Security Advisor John Bolton.
The first seven amendments proposed by Schumer were all rejected by a 53-47 party line vote.
Earlier, lead impeachment Manager Adam Schiff blamed Republicans for the timing of the impeachment hearing, claiming it is a move to hide what is happening.
“There’s a reason why were here at… is that 5 til midnight? Its because they don’t want the American people to see what’s going on here, but is this really what we should be doing when were deciding the fate of a presidency, we should be doing this in the midnight hour?”
Jim Jordan responded to Schumer’s similar complaint earlier in the day.
. @Jim_Jordan in response to Schumer complaining hearings will go into the dark hours of the night:
"Schumer said the dark of the night because Senators might have to work past dinnertime… Adam Schiff did 17 depositions in a bunker in the basement of the Capitol." pic.twitter.com/GcacZpAcIB
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 21, 2020