McConnell: Senate Acquits if Trial was Today

  • 2019-11-06
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
McConnell: Senate Acquits if Trial was Today
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Mitch McConnell) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Democrats bad news when he stated that the Senate would acquit Trump if the trial were held today.

According to Politico:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would acquit President Donald Trump if an impeachment trial were held today.

“I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end,” McConnell told reporters. “If it were today, I don’t think there’s any question — it would not lead to a removal. So the question is how long does the Senate want to take? How long do the presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of in Iowa and New Hampshire?”

The Kentucky Republican added he has yet to speak with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on how the Senate would handle an impeachment trial. But he said the two would likely start by looking at the agreement struck between former Senate leaders Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) during the Clinton impeachment trial.

McConnell wouldn’t comment Tuesday on Trump and Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s calls to identify the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry who expressed concern over Trump’s call pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals.

Not all Senators have spoken out in support of President Trump amid the impeachment proceedings but this also means they haven't spoken out against him.

 Source: TTN

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