BREAKING: Murkowski Says She’ll Vote to Acquit Trump

Swing Senator Lisa Murkwoski said today she will vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment.

Murkowski explained “I cannot vote to convict. The Constitution provides for impeachment but does not demand it in all instances.”

However, Murkowski also scolded the President, saying “The president’s behavior was shameful and wrong. His personal interests do not take precedence over those of this great nation,”

TheHill reports Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said on Monday that she will vote to acquit President Trump on the two House-passed articles of impeachment.

Murkowski is the first of a small group of potential swing-vote senators to announce their decision ahead of Wednesday’s expected final vote.

“I cannot vote to convict. The Constitution provides for impeachment but does not demand it in all instances,” Murkowski said from the Senate floor, adding that removing Trump from office would be “the political death penalty.”

Murkowski appeared to indicate that Trump’s fate should be left up to voters, noting that 2020 ballots were already being printed.

“The voters will pronounce a verdict in nine months, and we must trust their judgement,” she said.

Though Murkowski said that she would vote to acquit Trump, she also publicly chastised him over his decision to ask Ukraine President Zelensky to help “look into” former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

“The president’s behavior was shameful and wrong. His personal interests do not take precedence over those of this great nation,” she said.