Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said she was “disturbed” by possible coordination between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House when the expected impeachment trial moves to the Senatenext month.
Two weeks ago, McConnell told Fox News that he would work in “total coordination” with the White House during the trial.
“Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House counsel,” McConnell said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “There’ll be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this.”
Murkowski made her comments in an interview with KTUU, an NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, which aired Tuesday night.
“And in fairness, when I heard that I was disturbed,” she said. “To me it means that we have to take that step back from being hand in glove with the defense, and so when I heard what Leader McConnell has said, I happened to think that further confused the process.”