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GOP Sen. Tim Scott opposes impeaching Trump

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottPolice reform talks hit familiar stumbling block Biden adds pressure to congressional talks with self-imposed deadlines Republicans can win back control in 2022 — if they don't 'cancel' themselves first MORE (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday that he will not vote to convict in President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' 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 Biden28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Franklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Schools face new pressures to reopen for in-person learning 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 ToomeySasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote Philly GOP commissioner on censures: 'I would suggest they censure Republican elected officials who are lying' Toomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote MORE (Pa.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiRomney: Capitol riot was 'an insurrection against the Constitution' Senate panel deadlocks over Biden pick to lead DOJ civil rights division Senate GOP dismayed by vote to boot Cheney MORE (Alaska) have called for the president’s resignation, while The New York Times reported Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBipartisanship has become a partisan weapon Washington showing signs of normalcy after year of restrictions Former OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden MORE (R-Ky.) has said he believes the president committed impeachable offenses.

On the House side, Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoHouse passes bill mandating accommodations for pregnant workers Lawmakers roll out legislation to defend pipelines against cyber threats Lawmakers reach agreement on bipartisan Jan. 6 commission 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.