‘He wants Trump gone’: Source claims McConnell is leaning toward impeachment conviction

A handful of House Republicans voted alongside Democrats earlier this month to make then-President Donald Trump the only commander in chief to be impeached twice.

As the Senate prepares to hear evidence in the trial against Trump, some reports indicate the chamber’s top Republican might actually be in favor of convicting the ex-president.

“In his political interest”

Earlier reports signaled that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) supported the second impeachment effort as a way to “purge” Trump from the GOP.

In a statement to CNN, an individual identified as a “Republican member of Congress” said that McConnell expressed a desire to rid D.C. politics of Trump for good.

“Mitch said to me he wants Trump gone,” the unnamed GOP lawmakers said. “It is in his political interest to have him gone. It is in the GOP interest to have him gone. The question is, do we get there?”

For his part, McConnell has yet to confirm or deny the anonymous support, though it does seem in line with previous indications that he had turned on Trump following a violent riot on Capitol Hill earlier this month.

Unlike the first impeachment trial against Trump, McConnell has not spoken out publicly against the second attempt. House Democrats pushed the second impeachment article based on their belief that Trump incited the deadly breach of the Capitol building with his rhetoric at a rally in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6.

“Provoked by the president”

McConnell has not publicly stated which way he expects to vote in the trial phase of the impeachment proceedings, but he has apparently bought into the Democratic narrative that Trump bears some responsibility for the actions of his supporters.

“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty,” the Senate GOP leaders said in remarks this week.

He went on to claim that the “mob was fed lies” and “provoked by the president and other powerful people” who “tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding in the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”

In any case, McConnell appears to be in a tight spot as some in his party are pressuring him to back a Senate conviction while Trump supporters threaten his leadership position if he votes to convict.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has announced that she will deliver the latest article of impeachment to the Senate by Monday, and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York confirmed the trial will begin the week of Feb. 8. This gives McConnell a couple of weeks to choose a side.

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  1. McConnell is a RINO and needs to be booted out of the republican party.
    Trump made America great again and he is to stupid not to see that.

    1. The Turtle has never been for the country. He is just looking out for himself, as usual.
      He has always rolled over for the democrats if they leaned on him. The man has no spine.

      1. Mitch plays for whatever team that will keep him in office. He will be on pelosis side, he is afraid not to, he isn’t the only one, there are a lot of them. Guess you have to look out for your bacon

      2. The turtle is terrified that his Chinese spy/wife will be outed if President Trump has another chance at the swamp. Bait & Switch Mitch is a weak-kneed, lily-livered, spineless cretin who begged Trump for his endorsement for his last campaign and like Mutt Romney, immediately turned on him. While he is a campaign conservative, he is a hate-filled, spiteful RINO which makes him no better than a democRAT. At least we know what to expect from democRATS. McConnel is a back-stabber. He and other RINOs are why people are turning away from the GOP. I look forward to joining a Patriot/Conservative Party. I hope Trump runs on a 3rd party ticket in 24 and rolls the GOP into the dustbin of history.

        1. Doing the same. Let the two giants fight while the patriot party steamrolls them both. This patriot party is a brilliant idea with safe guards.

    2. Who are these other powerful people McConnell claims helped provoke the riot and why is McConnell not after them also??? He is a liar, that’s why!!!!

    3. All the RINO’s are shining clearly lately. Keep tabs of who they are. If the Repub party does not clean itself up ridding itself of traitors there is no difference at all between the party except for less meaningful stances than election fraud which they sponsored.

  2. If McConnel goes along with impeachment strip him of his leadership and replace him with Senator Cruz. Please inform him he should impeach Chief Justice John Roberts & Chris Wray for their total failure to stop the theft of the 2020 election. Is it’s to late to impeach Bill Barr for his total disregard for failing to investigate the stolen election or does that only apply to President Trump.

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  4. I wish that McConnell, Pelosi and Romney and folks like them would just go away and leave the best President America has had in years alone. The man has done more for our country in 4 years then these career politicians did in some cases decades. Leave us alone and we will figure things out because none of you can. Stop riding the gravy train, keep your mouths shut, do your jobs or better yet, RETIRE!

  5. From what I have seen, Trump is innocent. Imagine how much he could have accomplished for this country if he wasnt constantly turned on by the democrats and rhinos. I have no time for backstabbers snd it appears that McConnell is just that. I was amazed that ten Republicans would vote to impeach before hearing any evidence. Disgusting!

  6. We the public are somewhat the blame. You can’t flip flop! We lost the best president. They didn’t like him because he knew what they are. He should have had more honest people watching the election. If the left can steal in the open what else have they done? Look at the crimes committed against him while in office. Don’t forget Trump!!

  7. Mitch McConnell is a traitor to the United States! He and his Chinese wife have ties to
    communist. Her sister sits on the board of a communist bank and their parents own a large company in communist China. Hello communist Mitch! Blood is thicker than water! You have no right to say anything about President Trump! Your like Swalwell, couldn’t get an American girl to go to bed with you! You are a disgrace to my country! YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PART OF THE SWAMP!

  8. Any Republican that votes to impeach President Trump should immediately kicked out of the Republican Party! We do not need turn coats! And their names should be made public for all to see!

  9. How do you know their lies, the people knows who is lieing and Mitch McConnell you are one of them . You rush to judgment before you investigate it. Maybe we the people need to impeach you

  10. I am disgusted with the entire group who violate the Constitution and are using this impeachment farce to keep Trump from running again. History with guidance from our Lord and Savior will have the last word. Trumps greatest triumphs will be seen quickly especially his change of attitude toward peace around the world. Every expert thought he would lead us into war yet the opposite was true. Now Israel, Canada, Mexico and Honduras is pissed off at us in Bidens first week. Everyone was enamored with Bidens speech but his actions show they are total BS. Pray for our country to the Almighty because we need it. I am a Vietnam Veteran Bronze Star recipient and I want our kids a d grandkids to grow in a safer world.

  11. Joe Biden needs impeachment now. Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi are the ones who paid blm and antifa to mix with Trump supporters. They can’t impeach President Trump. He’s not in office. They just don’t want him w run again. Time for the military to step in and take them down for treason.

  12. What did the Left offer him to see things their way?
    Can McConnell not see that Lefty proverbial slap on the back?
    Your beliefs were always leaning Right and now you’ve gone Left without even signaling.
    If you did it because of Trump you are truly a turncoat coward to at least 75+m.

  13. Mitch McConnell by not standing up to the principles he has not done what he swore to when elected . Being Irish it is to keep the family name without problems. He is trying to save himself he thinks by kissing up to the democrats. But, Mitch, kissing up does never work in the long run.

  14. Who are the “unnamed” republicans. Grow a spine and identify yourself. The voters deserve to know. Better yet Republicans, fire McConnell and put in a true conservative for minority leader.

  15. After his betrayal to the republican voters, WE WANT MITCH MCCONNELL GONE! What has he done for us??? He continues to try to bring harm to us!!! We do not want people like him representing us!!!

  16. The Republicans don’t seem to care that 74 million people voted for them because of Trump. They are not even talking about election fraud. We are now losing jobs already and letting criminals free. Soon jobs will go back to China. Where is Mitch? Mitch and others let all of this happen because they pressured Republicans not to challenge the results. It appears that Mitch and other Republicans are part of the deep state.

  17. Get rid of the idea of a 3rd party! Just join Trump in common sense. Make the R party the Trump Patriot Party. The D’s have changed to communism… we R’s can change to the Patriot party. 3 parties would keep the evil D party in power.

  18. I guarantee all the rinos will be voted out in the next election believe me wate and see. GOD bless America 👌🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  19. McConnel is a traitor and a Disgrace to the Republicans and I sure hop my home state of Kentucky throws him out on his ear. We have a few more like Romney he is also a disgrace . He is one way to you face and a Tratitor to all Americans. These two should be thrown out of OFFICE Now!

  20. Without Trump’s help Mitch you are going down. First of all you will be know as a trader to your party, secondly you will never be voted back in office again, thirdly you will be known as the Benedict Arnold of the 21st century! Go ahead you old fool & disgrace America more than you already have.

  21. Pelosi let Antifa into the Capitol. Those folks were not patriotic Trump supporters. A total set up. People have to stand up for Trump & rid the schools of the crazy curriculum brainwashing the kids. The leftest are indoctrinating on our kids.
    McConnell & a lot of senators & reps that don’t stand with us need to go. The Chinese Communist Party. McConnell Romney & the deep state Trump was trying to get rid of.

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