Internet incredulous after Democrats back off calling Trump trial witnesses
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (MSNBC)

All the excitement over who might be called as a witness in Donald Trump's second impeachment trial went out the window after it appeared Democrats backed off subpoenaing officials who could have shed some light on the president's involvement in the Jan 6th insurrection that led to multiple deaths.

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump were caught flat-footed on Saturday morning when House impeachment managers opened the door to hearing testimony from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) who issued a statement Friday night saying she could verify Trump knew about the Capitol violence as it was happening but didn't care.

Following a recess, Democratic leaders backed off calling witnesses after the former president's lawyers said their client had no problem with incorporating Herrera Beutler's written statement into the official record.

The realization that Democrats had called off demanding other witnesses -- and thereby delaying the end of the trial -- hit critics of the ex- president like a ton of bricks and they took to Twitter to rail against the Democrats for giving up.

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