CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.
"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.
Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.
Republicans are INCENSED about Adam Schiff’s comment about the CBS report that senators had been warned they’d have… https://t.co/oQkiM6nGy7— Griffin Connolly (@Griffin Connolly)1579918140.0
It prompted an outburst by CNN legal analyst Jeff Toobin, who exclaimed, "Give me a break!"
Former George W. Bush adviser Mark McKinnon called a kind of "strawman argument" to justify the fact that they couldn't argue the facts.
It infuriated so many online that they took to Twitter to attack the senators for being so easily willing to dismiss everything they've learned in the last three days to vote against witnesses, all because Schiff cited a report they didn't like.
You can see the tweets below:
"I wish @lisamurkowski was as upset about Trump trying to compromise the integrity of our election system as she is… https://t.co/9XZAH7AZn4— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris)1579923033.0
“I simply can’t uphold the Constitution anymore because ADAM SCHIFF OFFENDED ME!” — @lisamurkowski https://t.co/OzLH3FbIIE— Joshua Lander (@Joshua Lander)1579923000.0
'I was thinking about upholding my oath of office until he brought up that news story" but liberals are the easily… https://t.co/agWgjuKovR— Evan Sutton (@Evan Sutton)1579924174.0
.@lisamurkowski If the head on a pike ref is wrong confront the reporters. We need to see documents, hear witnesses… https://t.co/Vp4E0v0CBt— cbarbanel (@cbarbanel)1579922976.0
As an Alaskan constituent I am calling on @lisamurkowski to hold a town hall and explain why she decided to destroy… https://t.co/htiX157q3p— Jonathan Jewel 🇺🇸 (@Jonathan Jewel 🇺🇸)1579923024.0
@NorisDiDi @ESCochrane @GOP @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski @SenJohnBarrasso I agree. Trying to justify their vote.— PeppermintPatty🔆🌊🌊 (@PeppermintPatty🔆🌊🌊)1579922036.0
@SenatorCollins you are a disgrace and everyone can see through you https://t.co/paMvHZzgdL— Sara Callahan (@Sara Callahan)1579922035.0
@lynnsweet Hey @SenatorCollins and @lisamurkowski, OWN your role in this process and stop blaming others. Do the ri… https://t.co/E3umQkP1NU— Skeeter (@Skeeter)1579922032.0
Trump would NEVER take revenge on any Republican who crossed him! cc: Jeff Flake Justin Amash Mark Sanford John M… https://t.co/EzUK1yPfLj— Greg Sargent (@Greg Sargent)1579921339.0
@mkraju @jeffzeleny These GOP senators are a joke. They will grab to anything.— Dark Times (@Dark Times)1579919725.0
@KristinKarnitz @mkraju @lisamurkowski @SenatorCollins They were looking for a tidbit to disagree with and they found it.— J.S. Gwynne (@J.S. Gwynne)1579922028.0
@JRubinBlogger @SenateGOP @senatemajldr @MittRomney @SenCoryGardner @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski @SenatorBurr vo… https://t.co/e2DF6NmGtZ— Shari (@Shari)1579922023.0
@mkraju @jeffzeleny "We already knew the President* was a mobster. Why did he have to rub our noses in it?"— Jhonni @ wits' end (@Jhonni @ wits' end)1579919742.0
@MarchandMusic @mkraju @jeffzeleny @lisamurkowski Maybe Dianne should have another talk with her. https://t.co/iACamjW7Iw— Janine Dupras 🏳️🌈 🤦♀️😷🥴🤬🍷 (@Janine Dupras 🏳️🌈 🤦♀️😷🥴🤬🍷)1579919982.0
@ESCochrane No one in media should fall for this. @lisamurkowski et al. are just looking for any excuse not call wi… https://t.co/MRlyNxCurL— Maya Contreras (@Maya Contreras)1579922975.0
@lisamurkowski Shame Shame Shame Shame! #Trump is a pathological liar, but Schiff Prefaces something that he states… https://t.co/P0IyE9mNT7— A (@A)1579922961.0
@lynnsweet @senatorcollins @lisamurkowski Before they try to run with this as an excuse not to vote for witnesses o… https://t.co/Es8x8UHTJP— Ray Beck (@Ray Beck)1579922963.0
@mkraju @jeffzeleny Ask @SenatorCollins and @lisamurkowski if they do all this pearl clutching when Trump calls peo… https://t.co/y5v35PaDkG— Dr Robin 😷 (@Dr Robin 😷)1579919963.0
@lisamurkowski Riiiiiight THAT’S where he lost you. You and Collins are Republicans,You couldn’t care less about De… https://t.co/JF0gxT7Zto— Susan ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 (@Susan ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜)1579923042.0
@lisamurkowski @SenatorCollins @ThomTillis @SenateGOP I'm waiting for your outrage over this comment by your pr… https://t.co/w1aOW1ZNpG— suedioh 77 (@suedioh 77)1579923016.0
@Joan_of_Snarc @lisamurkowski The GOP be like: https://t.co/9Dg8NToP9N— 🅜🅒🅜🅤🅡🅟🅗🅨 (@🅜🅒🅜🅤🅡🅟🅗🅨)1579923045.0
“He was doing fine with moral courage until he got to the head on the pike. That's where he lost me,” Murkowksi sai… https://t.co/7wmURMwQQR— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju)1579919624.0
@lisamurkowski @SenatorCollins Just wondering: do Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have any outrage to spare about… https://t.co/qQOEOK2MNw— DadMasterJames (@DadMasterJames)1579923042.0
@politico Please tell us how it fell which @GOP clutched their pearls PATHETIC reporting poor republican senators… https://t.co/bVf13hCgmb— Andrew Spanburgh (@Andrew Spanburgh)1579923042.0
Explain this to me, b/c you disagree with how decisions were made on subpoenas, you’re going to dismiss the case? N… https://t.co/02UVh4MfFt— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1579895522.0
@lisamurkowski You will be remember as a one of Trump dog if you choose crooked Trump over the constitution..— Son (@Son)1579923016.0
@Dixieann18 @mkraju @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski @SenJohnBarrasso @TomCottonAR @CBSNews The Oh-So Disappointed's… https://t.co/Y2NMeZwfaN— 🌊Ending This Nightmare #BidenHARRIS2020 (@🌊Ending This Nightmare #BidenHARRIS2020)1579923028.0
Susan Collins yelled out "not true"? @SenSusanCollins... WHO PASSED A DAMN NOTE TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE BECAUSE SHE WA… https://t.co/UkYergSAuU— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal)1579919302.0
Lisa Murkowski https://t.co/rnRFw9aK77— DR. NUMBER JUAN 🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@DR. NUMBER JUAN 🇵🇷🇺🇸)1579923009.0
@lisamurkowski I never thought I would ever say Sarah Palin was the best thing that ever happened to the GOP in Ala… https://t.co/km2nRRivgK— Da Rrell Jones (@Da Rrell Jones)1579923007.0
@lisamurkowski You are such a coward. A MOUNTAIN of evidence describes trumps corruption and obstruction- HIGH CRI… https://t.co/3eP57sVYyd— Vicky Robinson (@Vicky Robinson)1579923008.0
@ESCochrane @lisamurkowski @SenJohnBarrasso your fake outrage is so transparent. You weren’t gonna vote against trump anyway.— LISA CONNOR (@LISA CONNOR)1579922999.0
On the same day that audio is released of President Trump telling Lev Parnas "to get rid of her" regarding an Ameri… https://t.co/fdFFO5FJya— Nick Vucic (@Nick Vucic)1579922986.0
Trump didn't lose you when he said - 'You can do anything....grab them by the P~~~Y? Asking for me and all my… https://t.co/VBmNF7NStQ— Southern Sister Resister - Wordsmith #WeAreFresh (@Southern Sister Resister - Wordsmith #WeAreFresh)1579921088.0
@lisamurkowski @SenSusanCollins are you saying @realDonaldTrump has been peachy keen in all your conversations? Sch… https://t.co/wuGpHzf0aZ— Helyn4 (@Helyn4)1579922984.0
@lisamurkowski Why would Schiff lose you at the pike comment?? He said he didn't know if that was true, but you are… https://t.co/1gZvnpg7kg— Missy (@Missy)1579922985.0
Oh please. This is just the latest excuse Senators like @lisamurkowski are making to justify their eventual acquitt… https://t.co/TFmDVYRKPr— *you're (@*you're)1579922002.0