According to news reports, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) ensured the public he would not dismiss the articles of impeachment and there would be a trial.
When a reporter asked him if he would dismiss a trial, he responded,
“I don’t think there’s any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear, we’ll have to have a trial. My own view is that we should give people the opportunity to put the case on.”
During a news conference, he also spoke a little about the potential time frame for an impeachment trial saying,
On the issue of how long it goes on, it’s really kind of up to the Senate. People will have to conclude are they learning something new? At some point we’ll get to an end.”
While some Senate Republicans are hoping for a quick dismissal of any articles of impeachment, most are thinking the trial will go the distance.
A motion to dismiss would need a simple majority of 51 votes.
Even before the President was inaugurated, Democrats were already seeking to impeach him. Take a look:
What’s your opinion on the Democrats attempt to impeach the President?
Copyright 2019. ReliableNews.org