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Pa.’s Toomey says he’s ‘very skeptical’ Trump impeachment witnesses would change his mind, report

By: - January 29, 2020 1:01 pm

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who proposed a witness swap earlier this week, is “very skeptical” that such witnesses would change his mind.

““I’m very very skeptical that there are any witnesses who can shed any light that could cause me to change my view of what the final outcome of this trial ought to be,” Toomey told reporters, according to the Post.

Toomey’s comments, the Post reported, came as some Republicans senators pushed for a swift end to the trial after two days of questions and answers.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.