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NYT: McConnell told associates he believes Trump committed impeachable offenses

Posted at 8:51 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 15:44:49-05

(CNN) — The New York Times is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses.

According to the article, McConnell told associates that he is "pleased" Democrats are working to impeach Trump.

McConnell is reportedly furious at the president for inciting a riot at the Capitol that left five people dead.

One source says the two have not spoken since and that McConnell "hates" Trump.

The newspaper reports McConnell thinks impeachment will help purge the president from the GOP. It also says he wants to see the specific article of impeachment.

If it passes the House of Representatives, the Senate would vote on whether to convict the president, but McConnell hasn't said if he would do that.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has not decided how he will vote during the trial.

"While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate," McConnell said in a written statement Wednesday.