The U.S. Senate voted 57-43 in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump on Saturday with seven Republicans — Burr, Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse, and Toomey — declaring the former president guilty of ‘incitement of insurrection’. The vote fell short of the majority — 67 votes — needed to convict the former president..
At the opening of Day 5, House manager Jamie Raskin announced they wanted to call witnesses, including Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler.
The NYT reported: “In a statement on Friday night, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican of Washington, recounted a phone call relayed to her by Mr. McCarthy of California, the minority leader, in which Mr. Trump was said to have sided with the rioters, telling the top House Republican that members of the mob who had stormed the Capitol were ‘more upset about the election than you are.’ She pleaded with witnesses to step forward and share what they knew about Mr. Trump’s actions and statements as the attack was underway.”
The Senate voted 55-45 to call witnesses.
After closed door meetings, House managers appeared to cave to Trump defense lawyers, agreeing to enter Herrera Beutler’s statement of February 12 into evidence.