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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly told colleagues that he believes Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses and he’s glad the House is moving forward with impeachment.
The New York Times reports:
[McConnell] has told associates 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 Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.
At the same time, Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader and one of Mr. Trump’s most steadfast allies in Congress, has asked other Republicans whether he ought to call on Mr. Trump to resign in the aftermath of last week’s riot at the Capitol, according to three Republican officials briefed on the conversations.
House Democrats are trying to impose fines on members who do not wear masks on the floor, after three lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus in the days since the riot at the Capitol.
A senior House Democratic aide said that the rule for congressman Jamie Raskin’s resolution on the 25th amendment, which will be voted on tonight, would include language implementing the fines.