McConnell says he has not ruled out blaming Trump in Senate trial


Senate Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday told Republican aides that he was yet to make up his mind on President Donald Trump’s fate, ahead of the House vote to impeach the president later in the day.

McConnell wrote in a letter, “While the press is full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to hear legal arguments.”

Although McConnell’s statement gives no indication of how he will ultimately decide, the fact that top Republicans in the Senate will not rule out blaming a president of his own party is a relationship between the GOP and Trump There is a striking sign within. In 2019, during Trump’s first brush with impeachment, McConnell was more direct that Trump Will be acquitted The charges leveled against him – which were eventually in early 2020.

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