President Donald Trump may be impeached a second time by Democrats, but it’s unlikely he’ll be convicted and a near impossibility he’ll be removed from office before his term expires.
That’s the message from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Senate Republicans as House Democrats circulate articles of impeachment over the Capitol incursion on Wednesday.
The movement to charge Trump with incitement over a speech he gave supporters Wednesday before the violence started originally looked as if it was unlikely to succeed. As NPR‘s Laurel Wamsley noted Wednesday, regarding Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s move to impeach: “Without the support of the House leadership, Omar’s efforts are likely to go nowhere, and Trump has just two weeks left in office before his term ends and Biden is inaugurated as president.”
However, calls for Trump’s impeachment picked up steam as a consensus grew on the left that the president could be impeached