McConnell’s office made it clear to Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s aides Wednesday, according to Republican officials, that a lawsuit against the indictment will not begin until the early days of Joe Biden’s presidency.
McConnell sent a note to his Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon about the indictment, writing that “while the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments. , when presented to the Senate. “
But McConnell is furious, sources say of Trump̵
In a note a few days ago to Republican senators, McConnell suggested the trial would not start until Biden became president, saying all 100 senators would need to give their consent to change the Senate’s schedule. He suggested that the earliest the Senate could pass any bylaws passed by Trump would likely be right after the end of his term.
“The Senate trial would therefore begin after President Trump’s term has expired,” the memo said.
But since then, Schumer has called on McConnell to invoke an emergency authority set up in 2004 to convene the Senate again if the two leaders agree to bring the chamber back.
Democrats are urging McConnell to act immediately.