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Republicans' emerging defense: Trump's actions were bad, but not impeachable

 

February 3, 2020

J. Scott Applewhite – Associated Press

From left, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., emerge from a GOP meeting as the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress resumes at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

WASHINGTON – Even as they are set to acquit President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial this week, Senate Republicans appear to be increasingly breaking with his defense that he did nothing wrong.

On Sunday, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who was a key vote against calling witnesses in the Senate trial, expanded upon his criticism that Trump was "crossing the line" in his pressure campaign against Ukraine. And Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, who has remained a reliable defender of the president during his trial, called his actions "not what I would have done."

http://www.startribune.com/republicans-emerging-defense-trump-s-actions-were-bad-but-not-impeachable/567513222/

 

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