Senator Lisa Murkowski, one of a handful of Republican senators who are actively considering whether to vote to condemn Trump, said Tuesday that it is now difficult to imagine that there will be anything close to the 67 votes needed to convict Trump.
“Whether or not we see members change their minds after they have already voted, I think it’s difficult for people,” she said.
– Because [people] are like “Wait, wait, wait. You voted to say that this is not constitutional and now you are changing your mind? We don̵
“That is why I think it was a bit unfortunate that we held this very spontaneous vote on an extremely important issue without the debates, briefings and analyzes considered,” she said. “People had to make really quick decisions.”
Murkovski said she and her colleagues were caught “flat” in the key procedural vote. She said she was unaware until Tuesday morning that she would vote on Paul’s proposal later in the day.
“I think almost everyone was quite surprised that they were able to take not only a public position, but also a vote on this issue today. And so I think there were a lot of things that might not have been so prepared. “I don’t feel as prepared as I wanted to be,” she said.