Donald Trump has one big surprise for Mitch McConnell on impeachment
The Senate is set to begin the second impeachment trial for Donald Trump.
Establishment Republicans view this as the moment that they can expunge President Trump from the GOP.
But Donald Trump has one big surprise for Mitch McConnell on impeachment.
On Tuesday, Mitch McConnell dropped his biggest hint yet that he would vote to convict the President on the Democrats article of impeachment.
In a Senate floor speech, McConnell blamed the President for the riot at the Capitol.
“The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the President and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like,” McConnell declared.
President Trump’s power in the Republican Party owes to his connection to his voters.
And hours later, President Trump let it be known that he could leverage that loyalty as payback if the GOP moved to impeach the President.
The Wall Street Journal exclusively reported:
President Trump has talked in recent days with associates about forming a new political party, according to people familiar with the matter, an effort to exert continued influence after he leaves the White House.
Mr. Trump discussed the matter with several aides and other people close to him last week, the people said. The president said he would want to call the new party the “Patriot Party,” the people said.
If Donald Trump formed a new political movement and led a portion of the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump away from the GOP establishment, Republicans could never win elections.
McConnell tried to throw a brush back pitch to Trump with an implied threat to vote to convict the President on the Democrats’ article of impeachment.
But Donald Trump fired back one of his own, showing McConnell that in a popularity contest with the Republican base, Trump will come out on top.