McConnell won’t call Senate back for Trump impeachment trial

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Manuel Balce Ceneta

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks from the Senate floor to his office on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting a Democratic attempt to swiftly call the chamber into emergency session for an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The Kentucky Republican’s decision was described by a spokesman, and it all but assures that those proceedings won’t occur until after Trump leaves office. McConnell’s decision comes as a GOP strategist says McConnell thinks Trump perpetrated impeachable offenses. McConnell also sees House Democrats’ drive to impeach Trump as a chance to diminish Trump’s sway within the GOP. The House was all but certain to vote Wednesday to impeach Trump for inciting last week’s Capitol takeover by a pro-Trump mob.