Dem highlights difference within GOP over Trump impeachment trial strategy

Biden makes a campaign stop at Tipton High School on Dec 28 2019 in Tipton Iowa

Biden makes a campaign stop at Tipton High School on Dec 28 2019 in Tipton Iowa

© Patrick Semansky/AP, FILE Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told KTUU in Anchorage last week that she didn't support McConnell's comments about coordinating the trial with the Trump administration.

"And in fairness, when I heard that I was disturbed", she said.

It was the latest post in a string of furious tweets bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) state and district of San Francisco, along with the state of New York and New York City-all of which are either investigating Trump's businesses or are led by Democratic lawmakers heading the impeachment proceedings against Trump.

"What they [the Democrats] have alleged is not a high crime or misdemeanor", he continued, and he described the articles of impeachment passed in the House mostly along party lines as "weak".

"A lot of us didn't see coming that (Speaker Pelosi) would sit on the articles of impeachment rather than immediately send them over to the Senate, so she's playing procedural games at this point", said Banks. "The case is so darn weak coming over from the House". We all know how it's going to end. Trump can't deal with the truth that he has been impeached, so America goes to be pressured to endure a mood tantrum that can final via the remainder of his presidency, which may very well be dropped at an finish in November.

On late Saturday afternoon, Trump went as far as saying he hated NY state and NYC, where prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney's office and the Southern District of NY are investigating Trump Organization.

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McConnell and Schumer have sparred over the matter, ever after a "cordial" meeting between the two on Thursday. Whether they realize this, however, remains to be seen.

House Democrats earlier this month voted to approve two articles of impeachment against Trump: Obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. "Making sure the Senate conducts a fair and honest trial that allows all the facts to come out is paramount".

The Louisiana Republican continued railing against Pelosi for holding onto the articles of impeachment, saying she has an "obsession with impeachment" and agreed with the Fox News host that she is "overreaching by trying to influence a Senate trial".

Murkowski says the Senate is now being asked to cure deficiencies in evidence to be presented at the trial, particularly when it comes to whether key witnesses should be brought forward to testify, including White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton.

McConnell told senators to expect to be back for votes in January 6.

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