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WATCH: Schiff Alienates Key Senators With Quote About GOP Heads 'on a Pike'

Senate Television via AP

Despite a warning from the Senate sergeant-at-arms for senators to remain silent as the Democratic impeachment managers laid out their case against the president, a so-called quote read by lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) elicited several responses from Republican senators Friday evening. 

Rep. Schiff was referencing a CBS news report claiming a Trump ally had warned GOP senators, "vote against the president and your head will be on a pike." But many senators responded to Rep. Schiff, saying aloud, "That's not true."

The lead impeachment manager seems to have alienated some of the very senators the Democrats were hoping to peel away from the Republican majority on important votes like calling forward new witnesses and subpoenaing documents. 

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) responded, "I have not been told that my head is on a pike," Murkowski continued, "I thought he did fine until he overreached."

Of course Adam Schiff would overplay his hand. Maybe it wasn't such a good idea for the Democrats to let the Schiff show continue on in the Senate. Leaving aside the graphic imagery that heads on pikes conjures up, Schiff's comments certainly seem to have alienated key GOP senators. But maybe the Republicans knew just how much rope the Democrats needed to hang themselves. 

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