Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blasts Pelosi’s Impeachment Inquiry Announcement

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday evening released a statement blasting Speaker Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry announcement.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced earlier this afternoon that the House of Representatives launched a formal ‘impeachment investigation’ into President Trump over a Deep State Trump-Ukraine whistleblower hit.

Pelosi and Nadler do not have the backing of the House of Representatives and did not receive authorization from a full House vote to impeach President Trump.

At the time of this publication, 33 House Democrats do not support impeachment and zero House Republicans support impeachment.

McConnell accused Pelosi and the Democrats of “searching for ways to reverse their 2016 election defeat.”

Read McConnell’s full statement:

“Washington Democrats have been searching for ways to reverse their 2016 election defeat since before President Trump was even inaugurated.

“The result has been a two-and-a-half-year impeachment parade in search of a rationale. When investigations by Special Counsel Mueller and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence deflated their breathless accusations of a campaign conspiracy with Russia, Democrats have simply shifted to new arguments for their predetermined conclusion.

“Speaker Pelosi’s much-publicized efforts to restrain her far-left conference have finally crumbled. House Democrats cannot help themselves. Instead of working together across party lines on legislation to help American families and strengthen our nation, they will descend even deeper into their obsession with relitigating 2016.

“This rush to judgment comes just a few hours after President Trump offered to release the details of his phone conversation with President Zelensky. It comes despite the fact that committee-level proceedings are already underway to address the whistleblower allegation through a fair, bipartisan, and regular process.

“It simply confirms that House Democrats’ priority is not making life better for the American people but their nearly three-year-old fixation on impeachment.”

Impeachment would be dead on arrival in the Senate because the Republicans currently have the majority.

There are 53 Republican Senators and the Democrats (and Independents who vote with Dems) only have 47 seats in the Senate so they would have to convince 20 Republicans to convict Trump by 2/3 majority.

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