Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley wants to counter Democrats’ witness requests with a few of his own.
Hawley said Saturday that he had begun to draft subpoenas for the House’s lead Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff, former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and the whistleblower. (RELATED: ‘Blood Drained From Adam Schiff’s Face’: John Barrasso Says Schiff’s ‘Parody’ Came Back To Haunt Him)
I have drafted motions to subpoena Adam Schiff, the “whistleblower,” Hunter Biden, and Joe Biden to testify. If the Senate calls witnesses, I will ask for votes on all these next week https://t.co/NW1fuyYVF4
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 25, 2020
Hawley would also seek communications among the whistleblower, Schiff and his staff, transcripts of Atkinson’s congressional testimony, communications between the House impeachment managers and Democratic presidential candidates as well as documents related to Biden’s drive to oust former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
The “Show-Me State’s” freshman senator joined fellow Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky in arguing for reciprocity if the Democrats were going to be allowed to call any of their requested witnesses.
Any vote on allowing the addition of any witnesses or documents requires a simple majority in the Senate.