McConnell does not expect possible Senate impeachment trial to cause Trump’s ouster

McConnell does not expect possible Senate impeachment trial to cause Trump’s ouster

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell stated on Tuesday he did not anticipate a possible impeachment trial in the Senate to lead to the removal of President Donald Trump.

” If it were today, I don’t believe there’s any concern it would not cause an elimination,” McConnell told press reporters, adding that the duration of any Senate impeachment trial would depend upon the length of time senators, numerous of whom are looking for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential race, want to take.

He declined to answer repetitive concerns on the House of Representatives’ impeachment query, which comes from a July 25 call in between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in which Trump pushed Zelenskiy to investigate one of Trump’s domestic political rivals.

If your house approves short articles of impeachment against Trump, the trial that would follow would happen in the Senate, which might then vote to eliminate him.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Makini Brice

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