According to a report by Reuters, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he would be ready to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial if legally obliged to, as political squabbles over the process intensified in Washington.
“If I am legally required to testify, as I’ve said before, I’ll be happy to do it,” Pompeo told reporters in Jamaica, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Pompeo’s comments come just hours after the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate approved the rules for Trump’s impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and ensure witnesses are heard.
Democratic lawmakers said during opening statements that there is “overwhelming” evidence of wrongdoing.
Trump’s lawyers, however, argued the Democratic case was a baseless effort to overturn the 2016 election.