Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) over the weekend announced a social media campaign that includes a fundraiser as a way to pledge he would stop any effort from Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump. 

The Senate majority leader used a short Facebook video to vow that his Republican-controlled chamber of Congress would do anything necessary to keep Trump in power.

“All of you know your Constitution,” McConnell says in the video. “The way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as majority leader.”


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The Kentucky Republican also said in the video that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is “in the clutches of a left-wing mob that finally convinced her to impeach the president.”

“I need your help. Please contribute before the deadline,” McConnell adds in the video without specifying a final date to make a donation.

McConnell notably dodged all questions regarding a potential Trump impeachment while traveling in Kentucky this week. The Senate majority leader’s latest remarks also directly contradict comments he made in a recent interview on CNBC.

“It’s a Senate rule related to impeachment, it would take 67 votes to change, so I would have no choice but to take it up,” McConnell said last month.

House Democrats announced last month that they would launch an impeachment inquiry over Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president, in which he asked the country’s leader to investigate Joe Biden for alleged corruption. Trump was also recently revealed to have asked China to probe his opponent in the 2020 election. More than half of the total members of the House of Representatives have publicly said they support impeachment. In order for a vote to impeach Trump to pass the Senate, 20 Republicans would need to be in favor of removing the president from office.

McConnell is running for Senate in 2020 in Kentucky, where Trump with 62.5 percent of the vote in 2016. The Senate majority leader’s latest action is sure to draw rebukes from many Democratic lawmakers.


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