Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will take to the Senate floor Thursday morning to publicly address the “precedent-breaking” impeachment of President Trump.
“At 9:30am tomorrow morning, on the Senate floor, I will speak about House Democrats’ precedent-breaking impeachment of the President of the United States,” McConnell announced on Twitter.
Trump was impeached in a historic vote Wednesday night that largely followed party lines. The House voted 230-197 to charged the president with abuse of power and 229-198 to charge him with obstruction of Congress.
McConnell had attacked the “slapdash inquiry” that he said “has failed to come anywhere near the bar for impeaching a duly-elected president, let alone removing him for the first time in American history.”
He also noted how “dramatically insufficient the House’s rushed process has been.”
McConnell told Fox News’ Sean Hannity last week that he would coordinate with the White House counsel when setting the procedure for the Senate trial next year.
“There will be no difference from the president’s position and our position,” he said.
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