Trump impeachment ‘toxic’ move driven by ‘partisan rage,’ says McConnell

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now suggesting House may delay sending articles of impeachment to Senate, thus delaying trial indefinitely and denying Trump of his expected acquittal

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment was the “most rushed, least thorough and most unfair” in history, said Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McConnell today said the crusade against Trump started even before he was sworn in as president.

The Democrat-led House of Representatives let is partisan rage create a “toxic precedent that will echo into the future,” he said.

McConnell said the 12-week investigation could damage the institutions of U.S. democracy and added that the House failed to prove that Trump had actually broken any laws.

“Remember 14 months of hearings for Richard Nixon years of investigation for Bill Clinton 12 weeks for Donald Trump. Democrats didn’t have to rush this but they chose to stick to their political timetable at the expense of pursuing more evidence through proper legal channels.”

The House voted to impeach Trump Wednesday on abuse of power over his dealings with the Ukraine. The House also voted to impeach Trump on the second article of obstruction of Congress.

Almost all of the Democrats in the House voted for the. charges and every Republican voted against impeachment. The House voted 230 – 197 to charge Trump with abuse of power and 229 – 198 to charge him with obstruction of Congress.

The House voted to impeach him on abuse of power over his dealings with the Ukraine. The House also voted to impeach Trump on the second article of obstruction of Congress.

Trump is the third president to be impeached. Two other U.S. presidents have been impeached, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

The Democrats and Republicans now have to agree on how the Senate trial will be held. McConnell said the Senate won’t convict President Trump.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now suggesting that the House may delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. If this happens, it could delay the trial indefinitely and deny President Trump of his expected acquittal.

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