Dem highlights difference within GOP over Trump impeachment trial strategy

Sen. Lisa Murkowski 'Disturbed' By Mitch McConnell's Impeachment Comments

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Republicans in the Senate are predicting a bipartisan vote to acquit President Trump in the impending impeachment trial. "Liars!", Trump write on Twitter.

Meanwhile, House Democrats continue to withhold the articles of impeachment from the Senate. He is accused of abusing the power of the presidency to benefit himself politically and then obstructing congressional efforts to investigate his actions.

The Republican lawmakers think they will be able to get as many as two Democrats to join them in voting for Trump's acquittal on both impeachment articles, according to The Hill.

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Murkowski, a moderate Republican from Alaska told reporters this week that she was "disturbed" by McConnell's claim that he would mirror any Senate impeachment trial according to the White House's needs. She has she will not act until the Senate agrees on rules governing the process.

After the vote, Gabbard blasted the impeachment inquiry and proceedings as a "partisan endeavor" and said both Democrats and Republicans had a "zero sum mindset".

The Democrat-led House resolution will condemn the president's remarks - which singled out Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayana Pressley - as "racist comments" which legitimize "fear and hatred of new Americans".

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On Monday, however, McConnell softened his position, saying Republicans have not ruled out calling witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial.

Trump's tweets come after Pelosi has said she would wait until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announces the process by which the chamber will conduct Trump's trial before transmitting the articles of impeachment the House passed last week.

Drawing ire from Democrats, McConnell also said earlier this month that he won't even pretend to be an "impartial juror" at Trump's trial because he's in "total coordination" with the White House counsel and "there will be no difference between the president's position and our position". A Ukrainian gas company had hired Hunter Biden when his father was vice-president and the Obama administration's point man on Ukraine. Trump had also called for a probe into a debunked theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election.

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'I am standing in the center and have made a decision to vote present, because I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing, ' she said.

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