The leader of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, will vote to exonerate former President Donald Trump in the impeachment case, Politico reported, citing informed sources.
According to the publication, McConnell sent a letter to his party colleagues informing them of his intention to vote for Trump’s acquittal.
On November 3, the U.S. presidential election was held, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden. His predecessor, Donald Trump, did not recognize the election results and challenged them in the courts.
On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the building of the U.S. Congress, interrupting the session at which the parliament was to approve the election results.
On Jan. 13, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass an impeachment resolution. The U.S. Senate recognized the process as constitutional.
At the same time, during the hearing, a number of senators from the U.S. Republican Party said that the prosecution had not brought enough evidence to link Trump to the riots at the Capitol.