People familiar with the matter said that Republican leader Senator Mitch McConnell (Mitch McConnell) told his associates that he believed President Trump had committed an offense crime. He was happy that the Democratic Party was impeaching him. He believed it would Make it easier for him to be removed from the party. Use his thoughts. The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to formally accuse Trump of inciting violence against the country.
At the same time, the minority leader, the representative of California, Kevin McCarthy, one of Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress, asked other Republicans whether they should call on Mr. Trump to resign after the last riot in the Capitol. . According to a week introduced by three Republican officials.
All in all, the positions of the two highest Republicans in Congress—neither of them publicly stated that Trump should resign or be impeached—reflects the politically tense and turbulent nature of the party following the attacks last week. Through the pro-Trump mob during the conversation, President Biden was officially elected and won the election.
As more violent images emerged in the chaos created by the rioters on Tuesday, including the brutal attack that eventually killed the Capitol police, and the threat of more attacks on the Capitol were notified to members of Congress, the average Republican Congressman More and more people are angry about the president’s role in the violence.
However, as they try to balance the feelings of the core voters for Mr. Trump with the undeniable political and constitutional threat he poses, the Republican congressional leaders who have loyally supported the president for four years are still moving forward delicately. Their refusal to ask the president to resign and their silence on how to resolve his actions underscores that they and many other Republicans are unwilling to abandon him or continue to enable him to bear more political costs after he incites a rebellion. Certainty of uncertainty. The mob swept the government.
Trump made his job more difficult, without trace of regret. He told reporters on Tuesday that his remarks to supporters were “completely appropriate” and his specter of impeachment “aroused great anger.”
Mr. McConnell, a Republican of Kentucky, said he would like to see the specific clause of the impeachment that the House of Representatives is scheduled to approve on Wednesday, which is expected to be supported by as many as a dozen Republicans, including House Member Liz Cheney. (Liz Cheney). In Wyoming, the party ranks third in the House of Representatives. But he made it clear in private discussions that he believes that now is the time to move on from the weak duck.
According to people familiar with the matter, on Monday, Mr. Biden called McConnell to ask whether it is possible to establish a dual track so that the Senate can confirm Mr. Biden’s cabinet candidates and conduct a Senate trial at the same time. Disclosure of this information anonymously. Mr. McConnell did not evade the topic of impeaching Mr. Trump. He said that this was a problem for members of the Senate and promised Mr. Biden a quick answer.
McConnell’s spokesperson, David Pope, declined to comment, but instead pointed out to reporters what the senator said after the attack on the Capitol.
McConnell said: “This attempt to obstruct Congress and the failure of this rebellion only highlights how crucial the task before us is for our Republic.” “Our country was established to make the American people free. Choice can shape our autonomy and determine the destiny of our country.”
In the days after the attack, McCarthy turned to ask his colleagues in the Republican Party whether he should call on Trump to resign and maintain his current position in a privately floating impeachment way, opposing impeachment but, but he can be blamed. He even gave a condemnation vote to Snyy H. Hoyer, the representative of the majority leader of Maryland.