Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham updated Friday, Oct. 25, that a resolution he introduced condemning the House impeachment inquiry process now has 50 co-sponsors in the Senate.
That number would give Republicans enough votes to reach a simple majority in the Senate if Vice President Mike Pence casts a vote in favor when it comes to the floor.
As a result, only three Senate Republicans who have not signed on in support of the resolution, are: Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
A spokesperson from Romney’s office said the senator “would take a look at it, and that he’d like to see a vote in the House and a more open process.”
Meanwhile a spokeswoman for Murkowski, told CNN, “Senator Murkowski hasn’t yet reviewed the Graham resolution yet. So she will review the resolution before making a determination.”
However, Graham said the House process so far has been “a star-chamber-type inquiry” and accused Democrats of using it to damage Trump.
“If you can drive down a president’s poll numbers by having proceedings where you selectively leak information, where the president who’s the subject of all this is pretty much shut out, God help future presidents,” Graham told reporters.
He asserted, “As to me, the House process is a sham and the phone call was perfectly fine. I see no evidence of misconduct by President Donald Trump.”