McConnell Looks to Distance Himself from Trump as Impeachment Heads to Senate

McConnell Looks to Distance Himself from Trump as Impeachment Heads to Senate


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday blocked a quick Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump but did not rule out eventually voting to convict Trump.

A spokesman for McConnell said McConnell had informed Democrats that he would block an effort by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to quickly call the chamber back into emergency session to put Trump on trial.

With the House poised to impeach Trump later on Wednesday, that means Trump’s Senate trial is all but certain to be delayed until after Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

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Yet in a letter to his GOP colleagues, McConnell acknowledged he had not made up his mind about whether Trump should be convicted of the House’s charge that he incited insurrection by exhorting supporters to storm the Capitol last week, resulting in five deaths and a disruption of Congress.

“I have not made a final decision on how

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