McConnell Flashback: If House Acts on Impeachment, Senate Must Have Trial *Updated*

Posted on September 27, 2019 12:33 pm

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Update: The Associated Press issued a correction to its earlier post — McConnell told NPR several months ago that “if the House were to act, the Senate immediately goes into a trial.”

This item has been corrected to show that McConnell spoke to NPR months ago, not Friday — The Associated Press said in its correction.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) several months ago said that if the House of Representatives were to impeach President Trump, the Senate “has no choice” and would have to go to trial right away.

McConnell previously told NPR that “if the House