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GOP Sen. Tim Scott opposes impeaching Trump

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottGOP senator calls Biden's COVID-19 relief plan a 'non-starter' GOP senator questions constitutionality of an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office Biden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP MORE (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday that he will not vote to convict in President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE’s second impeachment trial as the House moves to impeach over Trump's role in last week's riot at the Capitol.

Scott echoed claims by other GOP lawmakers that impeaching and removing the president on charges of inciting insurrection would further deepen political divisions in the U.S.

“The Democrat-led impeachment talks happening in the House right now fly in direct opposition to what President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE has been calling for all year,” Scott tweeted Tuesday. “An impeachment vote will only lead to more hate and a deeply fractured nation.”

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House Democrats have said they will pass a single article of impeachment on Wednesday in response to last week’s siege on the Capitol by Trump supporters who the Democrats say were egged on by the president.

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Some of Scott's GOP Senate colleagues have called for the president to resign, although none have yet said they will vote to convict. 

Republican Sens. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyGovernment used Patriot Act to gather website visitor logs in 2019 Appeals court rules NSA's bulk phone data collection illegal Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel MORE (Pa.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8 Murkowski didn't vote for Trump, won't join Democrats Trump impeachment article being sent to Senate Monday MORE (Alaska) have called for the president’s resignation, while The New York Times reported Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden leans on Obama-era appointees on climate Kentucky Republican committee rejects resolution urging McConnell to condemn Trump impeachment Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE (R-Ky.) has said he believes the president committed impeachable offenses.

On the House side, Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoCalls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack Hillicon Valley: Intelligence agency gathers US smartphone location data without warrants, memo says | Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian hack on DOJ, courts | Airbnb offers Biden administration help with vaccine distribution House lawmakers reintroduce bipartisan bill to weed out foreign disinformation on social media MORE (R-N.Y.) became the first Republican to say he will vote for impeachment on Tuesday. The president was impeached in 2019 with no House Republican support.