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At the time of the full House vote, two Democrats voted against the first article of impeachment alleging that Trump abused his power, and three voted against the second purporting that the president obstructed Congress. Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii, voted "present" for each.

'[I am] standing up for the people of this country and our ability to move forward together, ' she told ABC News.

Joe Biden sought Saturday to clarify his assertion that if the Senate subpoenas him to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, he will defy the order. During her first months in the campaign, before officially launching her candidacy, McGrath outstripped McConnell and other Democrats by almost $ 11 million.

"So I hope Mitch McConnell will stick to his guns and have no influence in the Senate", added Scott. Murkowski's comments mark a rare instance of dissent for the Republican Party, which has been unified behind President Trump until now.

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Immediately after the vote, she blasted what she called both parties' "zero sum mindset", saying "I am standing in the center and have made a decision to vote present, because I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing".

"This is all a political game by House Democrats trying to impeach the President as he heads into an election year", said Banks.

"That's just stupid", former Sen. "I mean, what is the point?"

Asked if he would challenge a subpoena in court if he believed he had no facts to provide that would be relevant, he responded, "The answer is, I don't think that's going to happen to begin with".

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'Thinking about what's politically advantageous, whether for me or for my party, does not enter into my mind around these decisions that have really great outcome'.

Speaking with "Fox and Friends" on Monday, McConnell said "we're at an impasse" and "we can't do anything until the speaker sends the papers over, so everybody enjoy the holidays". "To not take a stand in a moment that is so consequential - I think it's quite hard".

Before the House vote to impeach, Gabbard introduced a resolution to censure Trump.

The U.S. president eventually released the money in September without Zelenskiy launching the Biden investigations, proof, Republicans have said, that Trump had not engaged in a reciprocal quid pro quo deal, the military aid in exchange for the Biden probe.

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