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Mitch McConnell Reportedly Pleased With Impeachment, Could Open Doors to GOP to Convict

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Amid an increasingly fractured relationship with the president, the Senate majority leader could pave the way for Trump's impeachment conviction.
Amid an increasingly fractured relationship with Donald Trump, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could ultimately pave the way for the president's impeachment conviction.

McConnell was reportedly supportive of House Democrats' successful impeachment effort—the first time a president has ever been impeached twice—signaling to other GOP senators that they can vote against Trump in a trial over his role in last week's deadly riot at the Capitol.

Multiple news outlets reported McConnell's acceptance of impeachment, citing unnamed sources, on Wednesday. McConnell later sent a letter to colleagues saying he has not decided and will determine how he will vote after listening to evidence in the Senate trial.

After the House voted to impeach, McConnell released a statement saying he thinks that the next week should be focused on security and he won't take up the impeachment in the Senate before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

"I believe it will best serve our nation if Congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days completely focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and orderly transfer…
Elizabeth Crisp
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