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McConnell: ‘I’m not an impartial juror’ on impeachment

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to a press conference after the Senate policy luncheons Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to a press conference after the Senate policy luncheons Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that he is “not at all impartial” on impeachment and that it is a “political process,” not a judicial process. The comments follow a call from Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., a member of the House Judiciary Committee, for the Kentucky senator to recuse himself from the likely impeachment trial. McConnell went on to predict that the outcome of a trial would fall along party lines.

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