Protesters flock to the Capitol after Senate impeachment votes

Protesters flock to the Capitol after Senate impeachment votes
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Protesters were heard chanting "shame" outside of the U.S. Capitol on Friday night after the Senate voted to block witnesses in President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE's impeachment trial and set up for a final vote on the articles of impeachment to take place next Wednesday.

Multiple videos showed protesters outside the Capitol chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" 

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The protests come as Senate Republicans rejected a mid-trial effort to call witnesses and documents on Friday, paving the way for Trump’s acquittal on two articles of impeachment passed by the House.

"There is no need for the Senate to re-open the investigation which the House Democratic majority chose to conclude and which the managers themselves continue to describe as 'overwhelming' and 'beyond any doubt,'" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks Overnight Health Care: Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Trump's visit | US shows signs of coronavirus peak, but difficult days lie ahead | Trump: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready 'right around' Election Day MORE (R-Ky.) said.

Democrats wanted to call four witnesses: former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonEx-Trump adviser, impeachment witness Fiona Hill gets book deal Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon Congress has a shot at correcting Trump's central mistake on cybersecurity MORE; acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyFauci says positive White House task force reports don't always match what he hears on the ground Bottom line White House, Senate GOP clash over testing funds MORE; Robert Blair, a Mulvaney adviser; and Michael Duffey, an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) staffer. 

A poll from earlier this week showed that 75 percent of Americans supported calling witnesses, saying they should be allowed to testify in the trial. 

Trump faces two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — for his dealings with Ukraine.