Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell talked extensively at present on how an impeachment trial may play out.
McConnell stated if an settlement with Democrats can’t be reached on a decision dictating how the trial is run, Republicans might use the energy of their majority vote to push one by means of.
“There are 3 ways this might find yourself being dealt with,” he stated on a Senate trial, including that “51 senators of any explicit persuasion might exercise process for dealing with it.”
McConnell additionally advised that he and Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer might work out an settlement “on what the process could be within the Senate.”
He went on to say every situation that comes up could possibly be handled like a “bounce ball.”
“If we don’t work out the process prematurely, at a minimal, we’d most likely go ahead with the Home, presenting the case,” McConnell stated. “The President’s legal professionals presenting the argument. After which a sequence of motions could possibly be made if the Chief Justice handles it the way in which Chief Justice Rehnquist did all of these can be submitted to the physique and voted on and so a movement might embody nearly any suggestion.”
McConnell added the rationale he offered such a prolonged reply is as a result of he stated “there isn’t a reply in the mean time.”
He additionally stated he anticipates Chief Justice John Roberts will play a “passive function” since that’s “the way in which Rehnquist did it.”
“Mainly submitting options to the physique, and so they voting on it,” McConnell stated.