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Stephen Colbert was probably just as surprised as everyoneelse when Mitt Romney voted for the first impeachment article. Until that moment,the Utah Republican had seemed like nothing more than a garden-varietypolitical opportunist and no great adornment to the Senate.

But yes, he clearly did listen to the House managers andabsorb the fundamentals of the case, which showed that Trump had committed “anappalling abuse of his office.” And his invocation of religious faith as the reasonhe could not countenance Trump’s misconduct seems to have impressed Colbert.

“I’d still do all those jokes again,” says Colbert,recalling all the moments when he ripped Romney over that dog on the car roof,those binders full of women, and the “corporations are people, too” gaffe.  “But hearing Mitt Romney take his oath to Godseriously was like finding water in the desert.”

Let Colbert explain why – it’s both funny and moving.

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) declared on Sunday morning that she will oppose any Republican attempt to move ahead with a Supreme Court nomination to fill the seat left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

"For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election," said Murkowski in a statement released by her office. "Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed."

The Alaska Republican joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in opposing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's announced determination to replace Ginsburg with a Trump appointee. If McConnell loses two more Republican votes, he will be unable to move a nomination before Election Day.