The Senate unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution Tuesday calling for the whistleblower complaint related to President Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to be released to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.
The resolution was hotlined, meaning that it bypassed regular Senate procedures such as floor debates and went straight to a vote where it was passed by unanimous consent. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked to pass it, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) did not object, arguing that he's through with all the speculation and just wants the facts.
McConnell gave the green light and Senate passed nonbinding resolution for the whistleblower complaint to be submitted to Congressional Intel Committees w unanimous consent:
"I hope this will refocus the conversation away from breathless speculation and back towards the facts" https://t.co/FBSsY6UyEu
That's pretty good news for people who consider the whistleblower complaint more important than the transcript of Trump's phone call with Zelensky in July, which he's agreed to release. And even though it's nonbinding, it's not an insignificant turn of events. Tim O'Donnell
That's every Senate Republican plus every Democrat now via unanimous consent agreeing to call on the Trump administration to cough up the whistleblower complaint, not just the phone call transcript. This is rare, folks.