Votes of 10 - 12 Republicans are ‘in play’ as Democrats seek witnesses for impeachment trial
Composite image of President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Photos by Gage Skidmore.

The political winds may have shifted in Washington, DC as the White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seeks to block witnesses during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

There were multiple developments on Tuesday.

A new Quinnipiac Poll was released showing 75% of registered voters want witnesses in the impeachment trial, documenting the political pressure facing Republicans.

The Wall Street Journal then reported that McConnell told Republican senators he did not have the votes for impeachment.

The report was confirmed by The New York Times, ABC News, The Washington Post and The Daily Beast.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews interviewed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R-NY), who believes there may be 10 - 12 Republicans votes in play.