Democrats, who have been calling for testimony by Bolton, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and others who refused to appear before the House impeachment investigation, urged voters to swamp GOP offices with calls demanding witnesses.
“Keep. Calling.” tweeted Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI).
“This is stunning,” said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer in a news conference at the Capitol.
“How can Senate Republicans not vote to call that witness and request his documents?” Schumer told reporters.
Many GOP Senators had said little about the Bolton news, and that continued as they arrived back at the Capitol for the resumption of the President's impeachment trial.
“To me, the facts of the case remain the same,” said Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) at a GOP news conference which was scheduled, cancelled, and then scheduled again with a smaller cast of Republicans.
“It really doesn't change anything in terms of the process,” said Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) at the same event.
But there were hints of turmoil inside GOP ranks, as Sen. Kelly Loeffler R-GA blasted Romney on Twitter, accusing him of trying to 'appease the left' by considering testimony from Bolton, which Loeffler said would be used to 'slander' President Trump.
“There seems to be a giant cover up among so many leading people in the White House,” Schumer added.