House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week that the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will officially begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky back in July.
Since her announcement, it has been revealed that Democrats now have enough votes to impeach the president in the House.
So what will happen in the U.S. Senate?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed this week that if Trump is impeached in the House, he would have to allow the U.S. Senate to vote on impeachment charges.
During an interview Monday morning with CNBC, McConnell said he would be “required” to bring the articles of impeachment to the floor in the Senate and allow all 100 members to vote on it.
“It’s a Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change, so I would have no choice but to take it up,” McConnell said.
“The Senate would have to take up an impeachment resolution if it came over from the House,” he added.
His statement puts to rest any speculation that McConnell might ignore the House if it passes one or more articles of impeachment against Trump.
McConnell also said Senate rules don’t allow the chamber to ignore the House on impeachment. The Senate would have to hold a trial on each of the articles presented by House Democrats.
In other words, if the House passes articles of impeachment against Trump, McConnell will be required to put it to a full vote in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Since announcing that House Democrats would open an impeachment inquiry, things have gone from bad to worse for liberals.
The Republican National Committee and Trump campaign raised a combined $5 million just 24 hours after Pelosi’s impeachment announcement.
The White House released a 5-page transcript of the call, which does not mention anything about “quid pro quo” or the U.S. withholding aid to Ukraine if they did not investigate Biden.
The Office of Intelligence Community Inspector General found that the “whistleblower” had a “political bias” in favor of one of Trump’s rivals in the 2020 presidential election.
Consider that: the whistleblower filed a complaint about a call that they never heard, and Democrats want Trump impeached over a call that they also never heard.
Since then, a lot has happened.
One Republican has already publicly announced they support congressional Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against Trump.
Another Republican claims 30 Republican senators would vote to impeach Trump.
And Rush Limbaugh went public and revealed what Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in secret about Trump.
The entire situation has gotten so heated that a leaked report reveals that a top host at Fox News could be fired over his coverage of the Trump-Ukraine ordeal.