President Donald Trump will not be removed from office if the House votes to impeach him, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said.
An impeachment triggers a trial in the Senate on the charges alleged by the House. If a president isnt convicted by two-thirds of the Senators present at the time of the vote, he stays in office. No president in the history of the country has been impeached and removed from office.
“The case is so darn weak coming from the House. We know how its going to end. Theres no chance the presidents going to be removed from office,” McConnell said during an interview broadcast on Fox Newss “Hannity” on Thursday night.
He said that he hopes no Republican senators would vote to remove Trump from office—several, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), have signaled they might—and at least one Democrat joins the GOP in the vote.
“My hope is that there wont be a single Republican who votes for either of these articles of impeachment, and Sean, it wouldnt surprise me if we got one or two Democrats,” McConnell said. “This is a really weak case, and thats why I think youre going to see bipartisan opposition to the articles over in the House.”
“It looks to me over in the House, the Republicans seem to be solid and the Democrats seem to be divided,” he added, referring to how two Democrats voted against the impeachment process resolution and others are expected to vote against the articles of impeachment.
McConnell said that the Senate has to hold a trial on impeachment and must focus on the trial as its “sole business” until its over. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, would preside over the trial.
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