Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said in a note to his fellow Republican senators that he is undecided on whether President Donald Trump should be convicted if the House votes to impeach him.
McConnell said in the letter Wednesday: “While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate.”
The House is poised to vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday for a second time after he egged on a violent mob of his supporters who invaded the Capitol last week.
McConnell’s office also said Wednesday it will not convene a special emergency session of the Senate after a House vote to impeach, virtually assuring it wouldn’t undertake a trial till President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. That undercuts the goal of many backing impeachment to drive Trump out of office before his term ends. Biden’s inauguration is just days away, on Jan. 20.