McConnell condemns Trump over Syria as impeachment inquiry ramps up

The impeachment inquiry in the House is focused on Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination. Testimony from key Trump aides has brought closer a vote on impeachment and thus a Senate trial.

A two-thirds majority would be needed to convict and remove the president. The New York Times reported this week that McConnell has begun preparing his caucus, offering a PowerPoint presentation “complete with quotes from the constitution, as he schooled fellow senators on the intricacies of a process he portrayed as all but inevitable”.

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