Now that the House of Representatives passed articles of impeachment Donald Trump is counting on the Senate to exonerate him.
That faith was just shaken.
And now this RINO Senator just stabbed Donald Trump in the back on impeachment.
Pro-abortion Alaska RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican that voted against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Now with the Senate on the verge of a trial, she is sending warning signals she may be on board with the Democrats’ plan to remove President Trump from office.
“And in fairness, when I heard that I was disturbed,” Murkowski said before describing that there should be distance between the White House and the Senate in how the trial is conducted. “To me it means that we have to take that step back from being hand in glove with the defense, and so I heard what leader McConnell had said, I happened to think that that has further confused the process.”
Murkowski was critical of the impeachment process conducted in the House of Representatives that she describes as rushed. “Speaker Pelosi was very clear, very direct that her goal was to get this done before Christmas.”
She says the Senate is now being asked to cure deficiencies in the evidence that will 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.
“How we will deal with witnesses remains to be seen,” Murkowski said before describing that the House should have gone to the courts if witnesses refused to appear before Congress.
Impeachment is a political and not legal process.
The Democrats in the House of Representatives did not even pretend to hold a fair inquiry where the President was afforded due process.
In a Senate impeachment trial it only takes 51 votes to call witnesses and set the guidelines for a trial.
If Murkowski votes with the Democrats on witnesses and trial procedures, that means only three more Republicans need to break ranks to give Chuck Schumer control over a Senate trial.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.