(HorizonPost.com) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked a fast impeachment trial on Wednesday, January 13. However, the Senate’s most influential leader wouldn’t say how he would vote if and when there is a trial. That’s a stark reversal from 2019 when McConnell said outright he would vote “no.” If he does go against the president, it appears the Senate Majority Leader may be on the wrong side of the GOP.
New @axios poll:
“…deep schism in the GOP, with a 56% majority considering themselves "traditional" Republicans and 36% calling themselves Trump Republicans.”
— Andrew Batt (@AndBatt) January 14, 2021
According to an Axios/Ipsos poll, only 1% of Trump supporters believe Trump should be immediately removed from office with only days to go before Joe Biden’s inauguration. There’s also plenty of good news for the president in the poll as 96% of Republicans say he makes the Republican Party better, and 92% want to see him run again in 2024.
Despite the unfounded blame some circles of the GOP are heaping on Trump for the riots that overtook the Capitol on January 6, the president’s polling remains stable among GOP voters. Will McConnell take the wishes of the GOP rank-and-file voters into consideration?
Time will tell.
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