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McConnell: Yes, the Senate Would Hold a Trial if Trump Is Impeached

There has been some speculation about whether Mitch McConnell might find a way to block a Senate vote on removing the president if the House impeaches him, but the Senate’s rules require the upper chamber to move to a trial following the House’s appointment of impeachment managers.

McConnell made clear today that the Senate would follow the rules: “I would have no choice but to take it up,” the Senate majority leader told CNBC. “How long you are on it is a different matter, but I would have no choice but to take it up based on a Senate rule on impeachment.”

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