"I think we ought to go through the right process," the lawmaker from Florida said.
"But I'm not going to be making that vote today. I'm going to make that vote after the opening [arguments]," the GOP senator told CNN.
The former GOP presidential nominee suggested he would vote in favor of hearing testimony from the former national security adviser.
"But I think anyone voting on the facts, anyone voting on the law, this is a very easy vote," the senator from Texas argued.
The 'wine cave' episode from the recent Democratic presidential debate conjures up memories of previous campaigns that reveal a candidate seemingly being out of touch with the average American.
The Senate majority leader can afford to have only two of his members side with the Democrats if the minority leader forces a chamber vote on whether to allow witnesses during the trial.
"I think a full blown defense that says 'this is a hoax' and 'there's absolutely nothing to it,' will be difficult for them to sustain," Senator Chris Coons said.
Mitt Romney, Joni Ernst, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski: If more than a couple of GOP senators say they intend to vote against Trump, a flood of Republican senators could turn against the president.
Donald Trump Jr. said he's "entitled to hit back" at critics, including Mitt Romney, after "what I've been through" since his father took office.
The senator appeared to take the joke well, sharing it on his own official Twitter page.
Joe Scarborough says GOP senators prefer to "talk about policy" and not the president's attempts to "loot the federal treasury to make hundreds of thousands of dollars" at his resorts.
"What is he afraid of? He was just re-elected—elected to the Senate," Toobin said.
While Trump's allies continue to vehemently defend him against impeachment, a growing number of Republicans across the country in recent weeks have not ruled out the inquiry, and have been hesitant to defend the president.
"Excited for the upcoming fight between Pierre Delecto and John Barron," Jerry Dunleavy, a reporter at the DC Examiner, tweeted.
The politician confirmed he had an account that lurked on the social media site, posting in support of Romney.
The minute long video opens by calling Romney, "Slick, slippery, stealthy--Mitt Romney had us fooled." The video also claims that Romney was "posing as a Republican," during Romney's 2016 bid for secretary of state.
Ronna McDaniel, GOP chairwoman and niece of Mitt Romney, has accused Joe Biden's son Hunter of nepotism in his business dealings with Ukraine.
"There are multiple levels of misconduct here and look, there were 12 people on that call that the president made to the Ukraine president," Representative Stephen Lynch said.
"You'll have a very Democratic Senate next year," former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld said.
"But I wouldn't be surprised if it's even more than that," Representative Brendan Boyle said.
President Donald Trump ranted against Republican Senator Mitt Romney Saturday in response to criticism over the Ukraine scandal.
"It is a felony to ask for or to receive, to conspire and plan for, to attempt to acquire aid for a presidential campaign from a foreign government or foreign national," Andrew Napolitano said.
"The politics of it will get worse and worse for Trump," Mike Murphy said.
"I am hopeful that they will put the country before their political interests," Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell said.
"That doesn't look like good timing to a lot of people," Steve Doocy said.
"It is a betrayal of the office at the scale of which I haven't seen in my lifetime," the Democratic presidential candidate and senator said.
"I'm angry because millions are living paycheck to paycheck. I'm angry because 34 million Americans are uninsured," the 2020 presidential hopeful said.
Senator Mitt Romney warned presidential candidate Joe Biden that his soft views on China's threat "will not age well."
"I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia," Romney stated.