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 TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 ClintonBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement 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.