McConnell Says No To Emergency Session For Impeachment Trial
If the House of Representatives votes to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time during his time in the White House, a Senate trial on the charge will most certainly have to wait until after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
That’s what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s spokesman says anyway. The spokesman stated that aides of the Kentucky senator have spoken with the staff of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and made it clear McConnell won’t agree to invoke powers that would call senators into an emergency session.
According to The Hill, McConnell said in a memo to colleagues last week that the Senate would not be able to handle any business on the floor before that date unless all 100 senators agreed to reconvene sooner.
As a result, the memo continued, an impeachment trial could not beging until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, after Biden’s swearing in.
The House is set to vote later Wednesday on impeaching Trump on a single article accusing him of inciting a violent mob of supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol last week.
This is definitely not going to make all those rabid liberals in the House very happy, is it? They want to see Trump removed from office immediately. Right now. Like yesterday.
However, the ultimate goal with this impeachment is to ensure that Donald Trump never holds public office again, especially the presidency. If they successfully impeach and convict, that will be precisely what happens.