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Blumenthal: Murkowski Not Only GOP Senator Concerned Over Impeachment Trial Fairness

Patrick Semansky
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Capitol Hill last week. Murkowski says she was “disturbed” to hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speak of “total coordination” between the White House and the Senate over the presidential impeachment trial.";s:3:"u

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska may not be the only Republican senator disturbed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to work with the White House on President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. That’s according to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

Blumenthal, a member of the minority Democrats in the U.S. Senate, says a number of his Republican colleagues are thinking and saying privately what Alaska Senator Murkowski said publicly.

“I’ve talked to anywhere from five to 10 of my colleagues who have very severe misgivings about the direction Mitch McConnell is going in, denying a full, fair proceeding with witnesses and documents. My hope is that they will say publicly what Senator Murkowski did, and really hold Mitch McConnell accountable.”

Blumenthal spoke in Hartford after making an announcement that Connecticut will get federal money to help protect the 2020 elections from cyberattacks. 

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.
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