Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has warned House Republicans about impeachment proceedings.
He issued the warning during an interview with the New York Times.
“I said two years ago, when we had not one but two impeachments, that once we go down this path it incentivizes the other side to do the same thing,” McConnell told the Times in an interview published Tuesday.
“Impeachment ought to be rare,” he added. “This is not good for the country.”
However, it appears that Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Cali) is ignoring the warning and has asked for Biden to “give us his bank statements” to prove he never profited from Hunter’s endeavors.
McConnell’s comments are made as former President Trump – who was impeached twice – has been 2 federal indictments, one in New York state, and a fourth is excepted to occur in Fulton County, Georgia.
There is no record in the New York Times article of McConnell commenting on the recent indictments against the former President.
Conservative commentator Mark Levin was not happy with McConnell’s quote.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 8, 2023
The Senate Minority Leader was recently in the news for being drowned out by hecklers during what’s knowns at the Fancy Farm event.
Mitch received some cheers but was quickly drowned out by many in the crowd yelling “Shame on you,” Ditch Mitch,” “Retire” and “Lost the Senate.”
The New York Post & the Associated Press reported that it was Democrats in the audience.
From the Associated Press:
McConnell has been an annual fixture on the picnic stage in the tiny community of Fancy Farm, where he long has relished jousting with Democrats. Democrats in the crowd on Saturday greeted McConnell with cascades of boos and chanted “retire.”
BREAKING: Mitch McConnell met with chants of “Retire” today at Kentucky’s Fancy Farm Picnic 2023 pic.twitter.com/BbGpB9IMeq
— 🌈 Tess T. Eccles-Brown, PhD – she/they 🇺🇦 (@TTEcclesBrown) August 6, 2023