Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could hold on to articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump because he is “not anxious” to have a trial.
McConnell was responding to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s demands to have an “impartial” trial in the Senate despite Schumer’s own assertion that Trump was guilty.
“Do you think Chuck Schumer is impartial? Do you think Elizabeth Warren is impartial? Bernie Sanders is impartial?”McConnell said to reporters. “So let’s quit the charade. This is a political exercise.”
McConnell also said he thought Pelosi would send the articles over “sooner or later” because there was no purpose to holding onto them.
In the Senate, 67 votes are needed to convict a president of impeachment and remove him from office, which is highly unlikely with only 47 Democrat and Independent senators.
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