McConnell declines to call Senate together in emergency over impeachment matter before Biden’s inauguration

3 month ago

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A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that the man has no plans to gather the upper chamber before Biden’s inauguration, terminating Democrats’ wishes.

An article of impeachment is being debated and voted in the House of Representatives holding the President accountable for the insurrection at Capitol Hill that left five people dead.

McConnell’s spokesman Doug Andres affirmed that the former called Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and informed him that the Senate’s next reconvening will be as expected on Jan. 19.

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    But House Whip Jim Clyburn, who is also the closest confident President-elect Biden, said that it would be better to allow the new President some space to install his legislative plan.

    “I do have concerns, and so does Speaker Pelosi,” Clyburn told CNN. “Let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running, and maybe we will send the articles sometime after that.”