Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski has said she is “disturbed” by her party’s stance before President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Mr Trump was this month impeached by the Democrat-run House for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
He now faces trial in the Republican-dominated Senate, whose members are supposed to remain impartial.
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged “total co-ordination” with the White House.
Mr Trump, the third president in US history to be impeached, is unlikely to be removed from office because of the Republican control of the Senate.
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The president has repeatedly described the impeachment proceedings as a “witch-hunt”.
What did Ms Murkowski say?
Ms Murkowski told Alaska’s KTUU news channel that she was uncomfortable with Mr McConnell’s comments about “total co-ordination”.
“When I heard that I was disturbed,” she said.
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