The Republican leader of the US Senate Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he does not want to hear witnesses in the settlement process against President Donald Trump.
The charges against the president must still be accepted on Wednesday in the House of Representatives.
“It is up to the Senate to judge the evidence of the House, we must not save the sediment investigation,” said McConnell. “The House must provide enough evidence and not arrive with a paper-thin case.”
The leader of the Democrats in the Senate Chuck Schumer wants to hear at least four witnesses, including the White House chief Mick Mulvaney and former security adviser John Bolton.
Republicans have the majority in the Senate and can block that request.
The session of the Rules Committee of the House of Representatives began on Tuesday. This committee determines how long the vote on the removal procedure will take on Wednesday and who can speak.