Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has stated that she is "disturbed" by coordination between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House over the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.
Murkowski told KTUU that said McConnell had "confused the process" by saying he was acting in "total coordination" with the White House.
"And in fairness, when I heard that, I was disturbed," Murkowski told the news outlet.
"To me, it means that we have to take that step back from being hand in glove with the defense, and so I heard what Leader McConnell had said, I happened to think that that has further confused the process," she continued.
Murkowski was also critical of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's handling of the proceedings.
"Speaker Pelosi was very clear, very direct that her goal was to get this done before Christmas," Murkowski said.
"If the House truly believe that they had information that was going to be important, they subpoena them, and if they ignore the subpoena as they did at the direction of the White House, then that next step is to go to the courts," she added.
Murkowski then spoke of her desire for a "full and fair process," potentially using President Clinton's impeachment hearings as a template.
"For me to prejudge and say there's nothing there or on the other hand, he should be impeached yesterday, that's wrong, in my view," she said.
Trump has called the impeachment proceedings against him a "scam" and is outraged that Pelosi is delaying the trial until the Senate agrees to a fair trial.