Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, thinks the pending Senate trial of impeached President Donald Trump should be a serious, sober affair in which senators acting as jurors consider evidence with an open mind. Imagine that. She told an Anchorage TV station she refused to be a partisan rubber stamp.
Murkowski said she was disturbed to learn that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he planned total coordination with Trumps attorneys during the trial. Alas, she appears to be the only Republican lawmaker willing to say this aloud.
The Senate may be under Republican control, but it should never be under White House control, no matter who occupies the Oval Office.
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