Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday made clear that he does not plan to approach an expected impeachment trial for President Donald Trump as an “impartial juror.”
McConnell, who last week said there's “zero chance” Trump will be removed from office, told reporters: “I'm not an impartial juror. This is a political process. There's not anything judicial about it. Impeachment is a political decision. The House made a partisan political decision to impeach…I'm not impartial about this at all.”
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The Senate GOP leader had also previously told Fox News he'll be working in close coordination with the White House and Trump's legal team on the matter.
McConnell has been decried by Democrats over his unabashedly partisan stance on the impeachment proceedings.
Responding to the Republican leader's comments, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said: “I am utterly amazed what Mitch McConnell said.”
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