Democratic momentum just met Mitch McConnell.
The Kentucky Republican who still holds the Senate majority leader post for a few more days has rejected a plan by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to call the body back into session for an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.
And killed the idea of a trial while Trump is still in office.
According to a report by the Daily Caller, a McConnell spokesman said his office had informed Schumer that McConnell would not invoke emergency authority to reconvene the Senate for a trial before the scheduled Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic majority passed an article of impeachment charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in challenging the results of the Nov. 3 election, which led to the Jan. 6 incursion into the Capitol by a riotous mob of Trump