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McConnell blocks quick Trump impeachment trial, unsure how he'll vote

McConnell blocks quick Trump impeachment trial, unsure how he'll vote
The decision came even as a GOP strategist said the Kentucky Republican has told people he thinks Trump perpetrated impeachable offenses.

Capitol on Wednesday, Jan.Trump exhorted a throng of his followers to march on the Capitol last Wednesday, where they disrupted Congress' formal certification of Biden's win in a deadly riot that produced widespread damage.The Capitol on Wednesday increasingly resembled a heavily defended compound as law enforcement braced for the possibility of more attacks by armed Trump supporters.SENATE TELEVISION/AP WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday blocked a quick Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump but did not rule out that he might eventually vote to convict Trump.

It is unclear how many Republicans would vote to convict Trump in a Senate trial, but it appears plausible that several would.It's also the day before Democrat Joe Biden is inaugurated as president and about the time Democrats take over majority control of the Senate.

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