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Senate votes to call witnesses in Trump impeachment trial – live

The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump remains at a standstill after a majority of senators voted to consider calling witnesses about the deadly storming of the US capitol.

CNN is reporting that members of Trump’s impeachment team are surprised by this morning’s turn of events. The confusion appears to have extended to the chamber floor: Alaska’s Republican senator Dan Sullivan at one point asked what exactly the vote was on.

The Senate remains in a quorum call as leaders speak to the clerks at the dais.

It’s important to note that Lindsey Graham’s change in vote in the motion to call witnesses does not imply that he’s changed his mind regarding the verdict.

If you want a delay, it will be a long one with many, many witnesses.

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