It appears that the Senate Majority leader, one of the highest ranking Republicans in Congress, is in favor of impeaching President Trump a second time following the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Capitol.
The New York Times was the first to report this displeasure with the outgoing President.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.
At the same time, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader and one of Mr. Trump’s most steadfast allies in Congress, has asked other Republicans whether he should call on Mr. Trump to resign in the aftermath of the riot at the Capitol last week, according to three Republican officials briefed on the conversations.
The majority leader has been one of Trump’s staunchest allies during his four years as President. He has gone to back for his legislation and the judges that he has appointed to the federal bench. However, this is a big turn of events for McConnell as he is about to be demoted to minority leader in the Senate following the Democratic victories in Georgia last week.