Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he plans to keep a low profile during Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Republicans impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, adding that he thinks impeachment is “bad for the country,” The Hill reported.
“I don’t think Speaker McCarthy needs any advice from the Senate on how to run the House,” McConnell said Tuesday when asked whether he supports McCarthy’s decision to launch an impeachment inquiry.
The veteran Republican leader who handled two impeachment trials of former President Trump in 2020 and 2021 said he’s more concerned about other issues at the moment.
“Look, we got our hands full here trying to get through the appropriations process and not have an omnibus, and I don’t have any advice to give to the House. They’ve got a totally different set of challenges than we do,” he said, tacitly referring to the intense political pressure on McCarthy from members of his conference to move forward with an impeachment inquiry.
“So I think the best advice for the Senate is to do our job and see how this plays out later,” he said.
Earlier this summer, McConnell said “once we go down this path [to impechment], it incentivizes the other side to do the same thing.”
Read the full report over at The Hill.
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