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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., address of the Senate, expected at 9 p.m. ET Thursday-the day after the Democrats controlled the house of representatives charges President Trump for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” in relation to his handling of the Ukraine voted.
“At 9:30 in the morning, in the Senate, I’m going to talk about the house Democrats’ precedent-breaking impeachment of the President of the United States,” McConnell tweeted on Thursday evening.
MCCONNELL: “WE HAVE HEARD ENOUGH” ON IMPEACHMENT PROLONGED SENATE TRIAL COULD SCENE ‘EMBARRASSING’
Article, abuse of power, in a 230-197 vote, with two Democrats to the accession of the Republicans in the vote: no. The disability of the vote at the Congress was 229-197, with three Democrats voting no. No Republicans supported either article. 2020 presidential candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, to the “present”, indicating that it did not support impeachment. Trump has been accused to be the third President of the United States, after the historic vote.
In a press conference after the house impeachment vote Wednesday, speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Democrats proposed can wait, send your indictment of Trump on the GOP-controlled Senate, until you are sure the Republicans are able to, the holding of a fair trial.
McConnell told Fox News’ Sean Hannity last week that he would vote with the White house Council in the setting of the procedure for the Senate study, added that “There is no difference from the President’s position and our position.”
Wait to send the article, the Senate could prove to be a tactical game for the Democrats, as the left trump in the balance would mean that he is a President charged with – and would prevent him from an almost certain acquittal in a trial in the GOP-controlled upper chamber of Congress. Leave, the President would argue in the open, he was acquitted, as he campaigns for re-election in 2020.
According to the rules of impeachment, the Senate does not have the opportunity to rotate to the removal from office has, when the article passing out of the house. Because the Republicans have the majority, McConnell will have to decide the authority on the procedure of the study.
On Wednesday morning, McConnell a request from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to subpoena showed new documents and call witnesses who were blocked by the White house during the impeachment request on the home page.
“The Senate should act to listen to as a judge and jury, to a trial, not to re-run the entire fact-finding investigation, because of the evil partisans by rushed, sloppy,” says McConnell, told the Senate.
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In a letter on Sunday, Schumer proposed dates for the hearing, a presentation of the article by impeachment Manager, a list of witnesses, including trade, White house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton, as you should address with the witness, and ideas on how much time the Senate, the debate in the study.
McConnell emphasized the fact-finding mission should be completed during the impeachment inquiry conducted by the house Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. He accused the house to do a rush-job, and Schumer said search now ” to be Chairman ship sloppy, more persuasion work.”
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Julia Musto contributed to this report.