"You can't trust this president to do the right thing", chief House prosecutor Adam Schiff said in an emotional speech on the Senate floor on Monday at the end of the two-week trial.
In the summer of 2017, Murkowski again was in the spotlight when she and two other moderate Republican senators - Susan Collins and the late John McCain - ruined Trump's push for a partial repeal of the "Obamacare" healthcare law. "What's right matters even less and decency matters not at all".
Mr Schiff said: "He has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again...he has not changed. Now do impartial justice and convict him".
Underlying all the tension was the fact that after months of impeachment investigations in the Democratic-led House, the Republican majority Senate is now nearly certain to acquit Trump on Wednesday. But the traditionally presidential tone previewed by the White House has been belied by the president's own messages of discord and disunity, and his vow to seek retribution on the Democrats he feels wronged him by searing his impeachment into history.
"We put our faith in the Senate", he said.
I urge you on behalf of those Americans, of every American, on behalf of all of your constituents, to reject these articles of impeachment.
"For decades, China has taken advantage of the United States", Trump said.
Trump declared the nation was "stronger than ever before" but delivered the address on the eve of his likely impeachment acquittal and in the aftermath of the chaotic first votes of the race to replace him. "Censure would allow this body to unite across party lines and as an equal branch of government to formally denounce the president's actions and hold him accountable".
President Donald Trump declared his scorched-earth political style an unmitigated success Tuesday in a fiercely partisan, made-for-TV state of the union speech that made it clear he expects to be back in the White House next year on the strength of the USA economy and his trade deals with Canada, Mexico and China.
The House of Representatives impeached Trump on December 18 for withholding $391 million in military aid to Ukraine to demand that Kiev open an investigation into his potential November election rival, Democrat Joe Biden. A bearded Limbaugh stood and saluted President Trump as the award was announced.
"When the president tries to coerce an ally to try to help him cheat in our elections and covers it up we must say enough", he said. "They have cheapened the awesome power of impeachment", he said.
"The net impact of all of that is to cause Canadians to be more cautious - to say, for reasons of self-preservation, 'We need to diversify, not have so many eggs in one basket.' And that's a problem the USA has with allies and trading partners around the world: that often the people whom they most need have been targeted at one time or another and are feeling a bit gun-shy as a result".
"Democrats across the country have a plan to improve education, fix our infrastructure, expand and protect health care coverage, and build an economy that works for everyone", Whitmer said in a statement released ahead of her remarks. It is one of many major bills sitting untouched in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Mr Trump has called the impeachment effort an attempted coup by Democrats.
President Donald Trump's State of the Union address became a shocking display of U.S. divisions Tuesday with Democrats protesting the Republican's boasts before their leader, Nancy Pelosi, ripped up her copy of the speech on live television.
"This was the first totally partisan presidential impeachment in our nation's history".
Murkowski made news last week as she opposed calling witnesses in the trial, amid speculation she could side with Democrats to prolong the trial.