My1sttoday: GOP Sen. leader McConnell sides with Democrats to impeach Trump. And is “done” and “furious” with him, sources told Fox News. We don’t know how McConnell would vote in an impeachment trial, should House Democrats vote to impeach Trump. It is not clear at this point whether McConnell would vote to convict.
According to Fox News, McConnell has not made up his mind about what to do about impeachment, and does not see this as a partisan exercise like the previous impeachment effort against Trump.
McConnell told associates that impeachment will help rid the Republican Party of Trump and his movement, source told Fox News.
The New York Times first reported that McConnell was pleased that House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against Trump.
Part of McConnell’s anger, according to sources, is that the Senate Majority was lost to the Democrats just last Tuesday in the Georgia Senate runoffs, but sources said that McConnell is extremely upset about the president’s actions Wednesday leading up to the riot at the Capitol.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., vowed to bring articles of impeachment to the House floor for consideration on Wednesday morning.
Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu, David Cicilline, Jamie Raskin and Jerrold Nadler this week introduced the articles of impeachment against Trump, charging the president with violating his oath of office. Democrats on Tuesday are also pushing a resolution calling on Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
“In his conduct while President of the United States — and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States,” the article reads.
Trump said lately, that he won’t be going for the inauguration next week, a break with more than a century of tradition as he stews over his defeat. The 46th President Biden also returned a statement about Trump decision, saying, “He has been an embarrassment to this country, good he’s not attending Inauguration.”