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GOP senator: If Democrats want to impeach Trump, 'go to Amazon' and 'buy a spine'

Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.) on Sunday said Democrats who support impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE should “buy a spine” and do it.

But he also said they'd regret it, pointing to polls that show a minority of voters back impeachment.

“Impeachment polls right up there with skim milk among the American people. But my advice to my Democratic friends is if you want to do it, go hard or go home,” Kennedy said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “If you want to do it, go to Amazon online, buy a spine and do it. ... If you’re not going to do it, then let us get back to work.”

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Democrats are coming under rising pressure to consider impeaching Trump.

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE said last week in his first public remarks on his nearly two-year probe that if his office was confident President Trump had not committed a crime, "we would have said so."

He also said it would not have been possible for his team to bring charges against Trump because of Justice Department guidance that prohibits charging a sitting president. 

Kennedy said he wasn't terribly interested in Mueller's testimony because the special counsel would likely just point to his report.

The Louisiana senator did echo some other Republicans in offering support for investigating the origins of the probe. He said he wanted to know the effect that investigations of both Trump and his 2016 opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonShelby endorses Shalanda Young for OMB director should Biden pull Tanden's nomination Jennifer Palmieri: 'Ever since I was aware of politics, I wanted to be in politics' Cruz: Wife 'pretty pissed' about leaked Cancun texts MORE, had on the election.

He suggested it was possible that a “small handful of people acted on their beliefs” and might have affected the campaign through their investigations.