Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Thursday that President Donald Trump ‘incited violence’ with his speech to supporters before the Capitol riots – but stopped short of saying whether she would vote to convict him.
Trump’s Senate trial is expected to start after he has, and Murkowski is one of the first Republicans to send a signal about where she might come down.
‘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,’ Murkowski said in a statement Thursday.
‘Such unlawful actions cannot go without consequence and the House has responded swiftly, and I believe, appropriately, with impeachment,’ she said.
Murkowski voted against impeachment on two articles last year, but she has been one of the few members of her conference to back away from him since then. (Read more from “Lisa Murkowski Praises Trump Impeachment: ‘He Incited Violence That Led To Injury and Deaths'” HERE)
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