Murkowski Announces She Will Vote to Acquit President Trump

Senator Lisa Murkowski, who is a swing vote in the Senate, has announced that she will vote to acquit President Trump.

Murkowski did use the opportunity to scold the President’s actions.

According to The Hill:

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said on Monday that she will vote to acquit President Trump on the two House-passed articles of impeachment.

Murkowski is the first of a small group of potential swing-vote senators to announce her decision ahead of Wednesday’s expected final vote.

“I cannot vote to convict. The Constitution provides for impeachment but does not demand it in all instances,” Murkowski said from the Senate floor, adding that removing Trump from office would be “the political death penalty.”

Asked by reporters off the Senate floor if she had any advice for Trump, she quipped as the elevator doors closed, “Read the transcript.”

Murkowski went as far as to call President Trump’s actions “shameful and wrong.”

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