Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday she will vote against extending the impeachment trial to hear witnesses, saying it’s become clear President Trump can’t get a fair trial no matter what.
“The House chose to send articles of impeachment that are rushed and flawed. I carefully considered the need for additional witnesses and documents, to cure the shortcomings of its process, but ultimately decided that I will vote against considering motions to subpoena,” the Alaska Democrat said in a statement.
With her support, Republicans believe they have at least 51 votes to close the trial down and move to a final vote acquitting the president.
One Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, said she is backing witnesses.
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