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'Rally for Truth' keeps focus on McConnell, impeachment trial

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Posted at 7:28 AM, Jan 29, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — As the impeachment trial continues, protesters in Lexington want top Republicans in Washington, D.C., to hear them clearly: "No one is above the law."

From 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the Courthouse Square in downtown Lexington, the "Rally for Truth" will take place.

This rally comes on the ninth day of the Senate impeachment trial when the question and answer part of the trial begins.

After proceedings ended on Tuesday with the President's defense team wrapping up their opening arguments in less than 2 hours, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called a private meeting. He reportedly told Republicans during the meeting they currently do not have enough votes to avoid calling witnesses to the impeachment trial.

Republicans have a 53-47 majority in the Senate meaning only four GOP members would need to cross the aisle during the witness vote in order to call witnesses to the trial.

The following are among the witnesses Democrats said they want to call: former National Security Advisor John Bolton, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, a senior adviser to Mulvaney, Robert Blair, and Associate Director for National Security Michael Duffy.

Some key Republicans have said publicly they may be interested in hearing Bolton testify.