Trump information – stay: McEnany departs White House as McConnell calls impeachment ‘vote of conscience’

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The WeekGOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Trump ‘incited violence’ and House responded ‘appropriately’ with impeachmentAs all eyes flip to how Senate Republicans will vote in a second impeachment trial for President Trump, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says the president’s “unlawful actions cannot go without consequence.”Murkowski launched an announcement Thursday after the House handed an article of impeachment charging Trump with inciting an riot on the Capitol constructing. While the Alaska senator did not announce how she’ll vote, she made clear she feels the House was proper to make Trump the one president in American historical past to be impeached twice.”On the day of the riots, President Trump’s words incited violence, which led to the injury and deaths of Americans — including a Capitol Police officer — the desecration of the Capitol, and briefly interfered with the government’s ability to ensure a peaceful transfer of power,” she stated. “Such unlawful actions cannot go without consequence and the House has responded swiftly, and I believe, appropriately, with impeachment.”Murkowski, who voted to acquit Trump in his earlier impeachment trial, went on to explain the Senate’s energy of attempting impeachments as a “weighty and important responsibility,” vowing to “listen carefully and consider the arguments of both sides” earlier than asserting how she’ll vote. Pundits have listed her as among the many Republican senators to look at forward of Trump’s second impeachment trial, and he or she beforehand known as on the president to resign following the Capitol riot.”He only wants to stay there for his ego,” Murkowski advised the Anchorage Daily News final week. “He needs to get out. He needs to do the good thing, but I don’t think he’s capable of doing a good thing.”A Senate impeachment trial of Trump may doubtlessly start on the identical day President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. The president was acquitted in his first impeachment trial in 2020 with just one Republican, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), voting to convict him.More tales from theweek.com Trump’s vaccine delay is getting suspicious The worst-case situation for America’s fast future 5 scathing cartoons about Trump’s second impeachment