January 31, 2020 / 6:38 PM / a month ago

U.S. Senator Murkowski to vote against Trump impeachment trial witnesses - CNN

FILE PHOTO: Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) returns from a break in U.S. President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Voisard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will vote against a motion allowing witnesses to testify in the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, according to CNN and other media reports on Friday as proceedings resumed.

Her decision likely paves the way for Trump’s fellow Republicans, who control the chamber, to move forward without allowing additional witness testimony that Democrats had pushed for in the trial.

Reporting by Jan Wolfe; writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Chris Reese

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