Republican senator 'disturbed' by her own party's handling of Donald Trump impeachment


Trump tweeted as the holiday came to an end. Democrats failed to get a single Republican vote in the House. Lisa Murkowski, who recently voiced concern over McConnell's coordination with the White House, could potentially be a wildcard.

Trump continued Thursday morning, clearly more committed to dumping on Pelosi than the "culture of deeper understanding and respect" he implored Americans to work toward.

"The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have gone CRAZY", Trump tweeted.

And Trump himself was steaming inside the gilded Mar-a-Lago living room, fostering neither respect nor unity as he answered a question about his Washington nemesis, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"I think we might have a couple", he said. "A lot of people think that, a lot of people have said it". Chuck Schumer's call for top administration officials to testify.

In the "Presidential Message on Christmas", released Wednesday by the White House, Trump said, "Together, we must strive to foster a culture of deeper understanding and respect - traits that exemplify the teachings of Christ".

Whether or not you agree that Pelosi sped through the impeachment process, everything Murkowski is saying is totally reasonable and honestly really mild, even by Republican standards.

Recently, when McConnell, the self-proclaimed "grim reaper of the Senate", suggested Pelosi was "too afraid" to send him the articles of impeachment, her clap back was vintage Baltimore.

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Democrats have said that the Trump case stands in stark "contrast" to the Clinton impeachment, where Trump has "ordered that witnesses with direct knowledge and documents containing directly relevant evidence, be withheld" and "no good reason has been offered". (They refuse to hear from key witnesses, for god's sake!) Trump won't be removed from office, but the entire process will reveal what he did wrong, and just how much the highest ranking members of the Republican party now serve exclusively as his enablers and lackeys.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in a television interview that she is "disturbed" by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's coordination with President Trump and his staff on an impending impeachment trial.

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Pelosi has held off from delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate because Republicans haven't laid out a clear plan for the impeachment trial. The vote by the Home of Representatives got here after Trump's telephone name with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. And so, I heard what Leader McConnell had said. "We're at an impasse". With Republicans in control of the Senate, Trump's acquittal in a January trial seems certain.

It remains possible that battleground Senate Democrats, such as Sens.

"This is the most polarized time in America that I have ever seen".

"In reality, they're not after me". The Senate GOP leader added that "everything" he does during the proceedings will be coordinated with the White House, assuring Fox News' audience that there will be "no difference between the president's position and our position as to how to handle this".