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McConnell Won’t Reconvene Senate for Impeachment Trial This Week

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McConnell Won’t Reconvene Senate for Impeachment Trial This Week


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will not reconvene the Senate this week for an impeachment trial. The Senate is currently out of session but Democrats hoped to reconvene to start a trial. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump. McConnell’s team called staffers for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday and told them that McConnell wouldn’t consent to immediately reconvening, a McConnell spokesman confirmed. Schumer was eying a 2004 resolution that enables the majority and minority leaders of the Senate to, when the body is out of session, “modify any order for the time or place of the convening of the Senate when, in their opinion, such action is warranted by intervening circumstances.” “Leader McConnell is saying he can’t call the Senate back after the House votes for impeachment because it requires unanimous consent, the consent of every senator, that’s …

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