Donald Trump’s impeachment fate hinges on a trial in the Senate.
Will 20 Republicans vote to convict the President on whatever articles of impeachment the Democrats draw up?
The answer became clear when this top Republican just revealed if Donald Trump would be found guilty of impeachment.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will draw up the procedures and essentially run any Senate impeachment trial.
McConnell’s kept his cards close to the vest on how he would handle such an event, but on Tuesday McConnell met with reporters and gave a sneak peek of his plans.
And Democrats were not happy.
At first, McConnell stuck to the GOP script and ripped the impeachment process House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff oversaw.
“I am not going to start commenting on all of these episodes that occur on a daily basis in the House. But to comment that it seems to me they are still not providing the basic due process that was given to Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton,” McConnell told the press.
The Senate Majority Leader also noted that Democrats began itching to impeach President Trump from day one.
McConnell added that the House seems “hellbent” to impeach Trump “and we will end up in an impeachment trial at some point.”
Finally, McConnell alluded to the fact Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial lasted five weeks, and McConnell suspects the six Senate Democrats running for President — including front runners Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — would rather campaign in Iowa than sit as jurors in this doomed effort, which McConnell suspects will end in Trump’s acquittal.
“The question is how long is it going to take? How long do the presidential candidates want to be in the Senate compared to IA & NH? I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended like the two previous ones did with the president not being removed from office,” McConnell concluded.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.