Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he has yet to decide whether he will vote to convict Donald Trump after the House of Representatives impeached the president.
“Although the press was full of speculation, I have not yet made a final decision on how I will vote. I intend to hear the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate, ”McConnell said in a memo addressed to his Republican colleagues.
Earlier, many media outlets reported that McConnell, who has been a staunch Trump ally for four years, supported the Democrats’ decision to impeach the president, believing he deserved to be punished after a mob attacked the Capitol on January 6.
However, McConnell’s office confirmed on Wednesday that it does not intend to convene the Senate until January 19, when Joe Biden’s inauguration is one day away, which means Trump will almost certainly finish his term.
However, the Senate’s indictment could lead to Trump being barred from running for president in 2024.