Speaking on the Senate floor on Feb. 5, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said he would vote later that day to convict President Donald Trump of the articles of impeachment. Murphy warned about the partisanship that he said has permeated the Senate. “If we are to survive as a democracy--a fragile, delicate, constantly in need of tending democracy--then, this Senate needs to figure out a way after today to reorder our incentive systems…so that the health of one party never ever again comes before the health of our nation,” Murphy said. After the Senate voted last week to bar new witness testimony and subpoenas for documents, Trump’s acquittal has seemed all but assured. The House of Representatives impeached Trump in December on two articles of impeachment--abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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