Joe Manchin: 'Ill-advised' to impeach Trump now

  • Joe Manchin: 'Ill-advised' to impeach Trump now

Joe Manchin: 'Ill-advised' to impeach Trump now

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has suggested it's pretty much impossible for the Senate to reconvene from recess in time to hold an impeachment trial for President Trump before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20.

"They were acting within the confines" of the Constitution, Manchin said of senators who contested the Electoral College results.

Making their task more hard, Mr. Trump has shown no trace of contrition, telling reporters on Tuesday that his remarks to supporters had been "totally appropriate", and that it was the specter of his impeachment that was "causing tremendous anger". I think, my arithmetic, that means we have 19 Republicans. Unlike during Trump's first House impeachment trial in December 2019, McCarthy has not "whipped" his caucus against voting for impeachment. "We've been trying to send that message over". Their refusal to demand the president's resignation and quiet plotting about how to address his conduct highlighted the gnawing uncertainty that they and many other Republicans have about whether they would pay more of a political price for abandoning him or for continuing to enable him after he incited a mob to storm the seat of government.

"Let the judicial system do its job, Brett", he said. We're a country of the rule of law. "We are country to roll along, that's the bedrock of who we are", Manchin added. Let that take its place. "Let the investigations go on and evidence come forth and then we will go forth from there".

Manchin added to host Bret Baier, "there's no rush to do this impeachment now; we can do it later, if they think it's necessary". The source said McConnell "hates" Trump for what he did last week following the attacks on the Capitol that left at least five people dead including a Capitol Hill police officer.

In his first comments to the media since the insurrection, Mr.

"It's ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous", he said.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, for his part, is personally opposed to impeachment but is open to the idea of formally censuring Trump in Congress, the Times reported.