- Aug 24, 2016
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.
Mitch has 6 years before worrying about his seat doing this, but those who would side with him that have their seats coming into play sooner will likely lose their seats on this position, so not sure what he's thinking. More anti-establishment republicans make it harder for him to control the Senate.