‘I Would Have No Choice But To Take It Up’: Mitch McConnell Suggest Senate Could Actually Impeach Trump
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been known to bend the rules to help out Donald Trump, did not offer the president any reassurance on Monday when discussing impeachment with CNBC.
“Well, under the Senate rules we are required to take it up,” McConnell told CNBC on Monday morning, “if the House goes down that path, and we will follow the Senate rules.”
McConnell, who has previously delighted in flouting rules and bending norms to thwart the Democrats, signaled that he was unpersuaded by arguments that the Constitution does not require a Senate trial if the House votes to impeach.
“It is a Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change,” he said. “I would have no choice but to take it up. How long you’re on it is a whole different matter, but I would have no choice but to take it up, based on a Senate rule on impeachment.”
Take a look at his comments in the video clip below: