McConnell: If The House Impeaches, The Senate Will Immediately Go To Trial

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The senate majority leader said months ago that if the House decides to impeach, the Senate will hold a trial.

If the House Democrats vote to impeach President Donald Trump, the Senate will have “no choice” but to conduct a trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said.

According to The Associated Press, the Kentucky Republican made the remarks to NPR well before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House would initiate impeachment proceedings, saying “if the House were to act, the Senate immediately goes into a trial.”

Though some have argued that McConnell could in theory simply ignore impeachment articles from the House if he were so inclined, it is generally expected that Senate Republicans would hold the trial and then acquit the president.

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