Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly supports a second impeachment of President Donald Trump in the waning days of his presidency for allegedly inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.
McConnell told his Republican colleagues that Trump’s actions last week were worthy of impeachment, according to The New York Times, which cited anonymous sources. He is reportedly pleased at the move by Democrats to make Trump the first president in history to be twice impeached, hoping that such action will make it easier for the Republican Party to get rid of him.
The House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on one article of impeachment against the president for allegedly “encourag[ing]…imminent lawless action at the Capitol” after a mob of his supporters breached and vandalized the Capitol last week. Trump maintained that the second impeachment push is a continuation of the first, which he described Tuesday as the “greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
As The Daily