Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell refused to convene the Senate to consider the impeachment of current U.S. President Donald Trump. This was reported by the Washington Post, citing McConnell’s representatives.
According to the publication, McConnell refused to assemble the Senate, which is on vacation, “on Friday and in general until January 19.” Thus, the Democrats’ plan to impeach Trump early before his term expires will not take place.
Earlier, Trump’s impeachment passed a procedural vote in the House of Representatives. Democrats can impeach the president with a majority vote, after which the case goes to the Senate.
The storming of the Capitol in the U.S. took place on January 6 during a rally of supporters of the current head of state who did not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president.
The Democrats accused the incumbent of sedition and sent a resolution to Congress on his impeachment. The vote on the document in the House of Representatives will be the second attempt to remove Trump from office. Trump himself considers his speech to supporters on January 6, after which the riots began, fully acceptable.