November 19, 2019 / 7:46 PM / a month ago

McConnell says 'inconceivable' U.S. Senate will have votes to remove Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday dismissed the likelihood that his Republican-led chamber would cast enough votes to remove President Donald Trump, the head of the Republican party, from office should the impeachment case be put before them.

“It’s inconceivable to me there would be 67 votes to remove the president from office,” McConnell told reporters.

Democrats in the House of Representatives are currently probing whether Trump should be removed from office. If the House determines that Trump has committed impeachable offenses, then the Senate will conduct a trial on whether to remove Trump.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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