WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his GOP colleagues on Wednesday that he hasn’t decided whether he will vote to impeach or acquit President Trump on charges he incited an insurrection.
“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote on Wednesday afternoon.
The remarks from McConnell come as a growing number of Republicans break with the president over his handling of the deadly Capitol siege which killed five people.
Six House GOP lawmakers, including No. 3 Rep. Liz Cheney, have announced that they would vote to impeach Trump.
No House Republicans voted to impeach the president during his first impeachment in December 2019 for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democrats.
In the Senate, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican who voted to convict Trump on one of two counts.
Earlier Wednesday, McConnell’s office confirmed that the Senate would not hold an impeachment trial until Jan. 19 — the day before Joe Biden’s swearing-in.