"cannot vote to convict" Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said!

"The President's behavior was shameful and wrong. His personal interests do not take precedence over those of this great nation." 

"The President has the responsibility to uphold the integrity and the honor of the office, not just for himself, but for all future presidents. Degrading the office by actions or even name-calling weakens it for future presidents and it weakens our country." She also said.

"The House rushed through what should have been one of the most serious, consequential undertakings of a legislative branch, simply to meet an artificial, self-imposed deadline,"

"The House failed in its responsibilities and the Senate, the Senate, should be ashamed by the rank partisanship that has been on display here,"  She continued..

"The response to the President's behavior is not to disenfranchise nearly 63 million Americans and remove him from the ballot. The House could have pursued censure and not immediately jumped to the remedy of last resort. I cannot vote to convict. The Constitution provides for impeachment, but does not demand it in all instances," 

"The President's name is on ballots that have already been cast," She said. "The voters will pronounce a verdict in nine months, and we must trust their judgment."

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