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Politics McConnell Says Inauguration Should Be Focus Before Trial

06:40  14 january  2021
06:40  14 january  2021 Source:   bloomberg.com

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McConnell has told associates that he believes that Trump engaged in impeachable offenses last week when he egged on protesters before they converged on Released Friday, it said that a trial couldn’t start until shortly after the inauguration on Jan. 20 under Senate rules, in part because the Senate is

Senate Majority Mitch McConnell is refusing to convene the Senate before January 19. That means that Donald Trump’s impeachment trial would be held under the Biden administration. McConnell ’s spokesperson confirms the development on Twitter.

(Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators he’s reached no decision on whether he’ll vote to convict President Donald Trump on the House’s impeachment charge, and he doesn’t plan to call an emergency session to begin the Senate trial before Jan. 19.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, wears a protective mask while arriving for a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes of the 2020 presidential election in the House Chamber in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. © Bloomberg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, wears a protective mask while arriving for a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes of the 2020 presidential election in the House Chamber in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

In a letter to GOP colleagues obtained by Bloomberg, McConnell said regardless of when the Senate trial begins, there won’t be time to reach a verdict before Trump leaves office on Jan. 20.

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* * * Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is mulling whether to launch a Friday impeachment trial for If the Senate votes to convict, Trump could be removed from office just days before his term is set to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had previously suggested no trial could

McConnell tells colleagues he’s undecided on impeachment, per spokesperson The timeline makes it unlikely Congress will remove Trump from office before Biden’s inauguration a week from In a Wednesday message to colleagues responding to “speculation” in the press, McConnell said he had

“There has never been any chance that any fair or appropriate trial would conclude before President-elect Biden is sworn in,” McConnell said. “In light of this reality, I believe it will serve our nation best if both Congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days completely focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the incoming Biden administration.”

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The House voted 232-197 Wednesday to impeach Trump on one article charging him with incitement of insurrection. Ten Republicans joined with all Democrats in favor of impeachment.

McConnell has been under increasing pressure to take a public stand on the impeachment after last week’s storming of the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters. President-elect Joe Biden has made a personal plea for letting the Senate vote on his cabinet nominees at the same time that a trial proceeds.

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President-elect Joe Biden said he had a good conversation with Mitch McConnell . Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats had hoped Mr McConnell would agree to reconvene the Senate Friday for an impeachment trial following the reports of his approval for the House procedures.

19 — the day before Biden’s inauguration . Democrats desperate to have the matter heard in the upper McConnell spokesman Doug Andres confirmed that McConnell ’s office called Schumer and told In a statement after the vote, McConnell said Senate procedures meant there was “simply no

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McConnell has told associates that he believes that Trump engaged in impeachable offenses last week when he egged on protesters before they converged on the Capitol, two people familiar with the matter said. But the majority leader said he hasn’t decided how he’ll vote.

McConnell in his letter Wednesday said, “While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate.”

If McConnell were to support a conviction for Trump, that could have enormous sway among Republicans in the chamber, which will be led by Democrats later this month once three new Democratic senators are seated and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is sworn in and can break a tie in a chamber split 50-50 between the parties.

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Mitch McConnell does not intend to reconvene the Senate early to start a trial , his office confirmed. 19—one day before Biden’s inauguration —and while Reuters reported Wednesday Senate GOP leadership was considering instead starting the trial as early as Friday, McConnell ’s press secretary

Mitch McConnell will not agree to convene the upper chamber early to begin an impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. McConnell ’s decision means a Senate impeachment trial will not begin until at least January 19, one day before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration , and comes

So far, no Republicans have said they would convict Trump although Lisa Murkowski of Alaska told a home-state newspaper last week she wants Trump out of office after his role in last week’s insurgency. Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has said he believes Trump committed impeachable offenses but hasn’t said he would vote to convict either.

Utah Senator Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote for conviction on one count during Trump’s impeachment trial in January 2020.

In the House, 10 Republicans broke ranks and voted to impeach Trump, including Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 GOP leader in the House.

Senate Timetable

McConnell previously sent a memo to Senate Republicans that outlined a potential timetable for a trial. Released Friday, it said a trial couldn’t start until shortly after the inauguration under Senate rules, in part because the Senate is in recess until Jan. 19.

He also said Senate impeachment trial rules would require all 100 senators to agree in order for the chamber to consider any other business during the duration of the trial. That would delay votes on Biden’s cabinet nominees or any early legislative initiatives. Trump’s previous trial lasted almost three weeks.

Legal scholars are divided on the question of whether a president can be convicted after leaving office.

Biden on Tuesday said he is in conversations with Senate leaders and the Senate parliamentarian about whether the Senate could conduct a trial for part of each day and then consider confirmations or legislation.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said legislation approved in 2004 would allow for the Senate to reconvene before Jan. 19 if the minority and majority leader agree there is an emergency requiring senators to return. McConnell rejected that possibility.

(Updates with House vote, in fourth and 11th paragraphs)

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