This is yet another wild week in Washington DC, as the Senate continues their second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
Trump is the only President to ever endure the admonishment twice, and all indications thus far seem to point to the idea that he’ll be acquitted yet again.
And while that may very well be the case, it’s not as though Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is holding anyone’s feet to the fire. In fact, the once-unwavering Trump ally has stated that he himself has yet to make up his own mind.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling to fellow Republicans that the final vote on Donald Trump’s impeachment is matter of conscience and that senators who disputed the constitutionality of the trial could still vote to convict the former president, according to three people familiar with his thinking.
The Kentucky Republican has also suggested that he hasn’t made up his mind how he’ll vote, two of the people said, even though he voted Tuesday to declare it unconstitutional for the Senate to hear the case against a former president.
That position is starkly different than McConnell’s declaration at the start of Trump’s first impeachment trial last year that he did not consider himself an impartial juror.
Donald Trump stands accused of “inciting an insurrection” during his speech to the a crowd of supporters on January 6th, who would later overwhelm police and storm the US Capitol looking to “hang” VP Mike Pence.