Published: Wed, January 13, 2021
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McConnell, McCarthy Express Appetite For Trump Punishments

McConnell, McCarthy Express Appetite For Trump Punishments

"Which is why McConnell must move to start an immediate trial in the Senate". The leaders have already been sending signals that they won't try to control how people vote, abstaining from whipping the caucus like they did last impeachment. "Every moment Donald Trump is in the White House our nation is put in further danger".

"My job right now - being in the position I am, basically being in the middle - I am going to do everything in my power to bring this country together, to heal the country, and to work in a bipartisan fashion, which is the reason we have the Senate".

Previously, GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL publicly stated his support for Vice President Mike Pence invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump's presidential powers.

"Pure cowardice", Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) tweeted in response to Pence's refusal to act.

"There is a broad consensus in our caucus that this president must be impeached and removed from office".

The Democrat-controlled House is expected to vote on impeaching Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol on Wednesday. Up to a dozen House Republicans could vote to impeach Trump, The Times said.

Get our best delivered to your inbox. McConnell has been one of Trump's most steadfast allies who stood by the embattled president during his first Senate impeachment trial in January 2020. Biden acknowledged that an impeachment trial after he takes the oath of office could slow down his push for additional stimulus.

The Times reported that McConnell "has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking". "Donald Trump should not hold office one day longer".

Manchin said he did not believe the Senate would have enough Republican support to convict even if the House did send articles of impeachment to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "That's not true", said Schumer. "I've asked him to call the Senate back all he needs is my agreement, I'm still minority leader, and his agreement, he's majority leader and we can come back A.S.A.P".

"This is a time of emergency", Schumer continued.

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