Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to be relegated to the standing of minority chief later this month. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell advised Republican colleagues on Wednesday that he had but to make up his thoughts on the destiny of President Donald Trump, forward of a House vote to question the president later within the day.
“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell wrote in a letter.
Though McConnell’s assertion offers no indication which means he’ll finally resolve, the truth that the highest Republican within the Senate wouldn’t rule out convicting a president of his personal get together is a placing indication of the tumult inside the GOP and its relationship to Trump. In 2019, throughout Trump’s first brush with impeachment, McConnell was much more direct that Trump would be acquitted of the fees towards him — which he finally was in early 2020.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that McConnell was fed up with the president after the storming of the U.S. Capitol per week in the past and was content material to face by as Democrats launched proceedings to levy the stiffest sanctions attainable towards a sitting president.
McConnell’s Republican counterpart within the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, on Wednesday mentioned that Trump wanted to “accept his share of responsibility” for fomenting the Capitol assault, whereas rejecting impeaching him for the second time in his practically concluded 4 years in workplace.
The House is voting on an article of impeachment Wednesday, which can then topic Trump to a trial within the Senate sooner or later within the close to future. McConnell’s spouse, Elaine Chao,