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Murphy reconsidering past reluctance to support impeachment

September 23, 2019 GMT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy says he’s reconsidering his past reluctance to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

The Democrat said Monday the “gravity” of the Republican president prodding the new leader of financially-dependent Ukraine to help him investigate any corruption related to former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden has given him “some serious thought” to his impeachment stance. Murphy says there’s no timeline for his final decision.

Murphy says he doesn’t know how he can live in a country that allows its president “to openly admit to this kind of corruption and get away with it.” Trump has said his call with the Ukrainian president was “congratulatory” and focused on corruption.

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Murphy met this month with the Ukrainian president, who voiced concern about possibly losing American security aid.