McConnell: Republicans May Vote To Dismiss Impeachment Charges Against Trump
McConnell on Impeachment Procedures: The Senate’s Duty Is To Conduct a Trial
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested on Tuesday that Republicans might vote to dismiss impeachment charges against President Donald Trump immediately after opening statements are heard in the Senate trial, according to RawStory.
Speaking from the Senate floor, the Kentucky Republican said he is using the Senate trial of former President Bill Clinton, who was impeached in 1999, as the model for Trump’s trial.
This suggests that Republicans would put forth a motion to dismiss the charges following opening statements, RawStory noted.
McConnell also said the House had done a poor job of fashioning its case against the president, calling Democrats’ evidence “woefully inadequate.”
“By any ordinary legal standard, what House Democrats have assembled would appear to be woefully, woefully inadequate to prove what they want to allege,” the GOP leader said. “The House should not impeach on this basis in the first place.”