The Democrats only chance to extend the impeachment witch hunt was pressuring four Republicans to join them in voting to hear new testimony.
A final decision is expected Friday.
But on the eve of the vote Democrats were faced with this final defeat on impeachment after one major admission.
Retiring Tennessee RINO Lamar Alexander was seen as the critical fourth vote for Democrats to secure witnesses.
Anti-Trump RINOs Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, and Lisa Murkowski were seen as definite “yes” votes on new witnesses like former National Security Advisor John Bolton.
That left Democrats one vote short of the 51 necessary to claim an outright majority and extend the witch hunt with weeks of new witness testimony.
But late on Thursday night after the Senators time to ask questions was over, Alexander made his intentions clear.
And Alexander announced he would vote “no” on new witnesses which effectively ended the trial and put the President on a path to acquittal.
“There is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense,” Alexander said in a statement. “But the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and ban him from this year’s ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate.”
Democrats and their allies in the Fake News Media were furious.
On fake news CNN so-called “reporter” Carl Bernstein declared the Republicans were participating in a “cover up.”
That allegation fell flat because Republicans were voting on the evidentiary record assembled by Democrats.
If there was a cover up, it was one orchestrated by Democrats.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.