Mitch McConnell says Trump's impeachment will fail 'with me as majority leader' in campaign ad

McConnell released a statement earlier this week, saying that he would have "no choice" but to hold a trial on whether to remove President Donald Trump if the House of Representatives votes to impeach him.


                            Mitch McConnell says Trump's impeachment will fail 'with me as majority leader' in campaign ad

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement earlier this week, saying that he would have "no choice" but to hold a trial on whether to remove President Donald Trump if the House of Representatives votes to impeach him. However, the Kentucky Republican, in a new campaign ad on Facebook, made it clear that as long as he is in charge of the Senate, any impeachment attempt against Trump will fail.

McConnell, in the 17-second video, says: "Nancy Pelosi's in the clutches of a left wing mob. They finally convinced her to impeach the president. All of you know your Constitution. The way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority with me as majority leader."

"But I need your help," McConnell adds in the clip, standing in front of a picture of an elephant. "Please contribute before the deadline." According to Facebook's Ad Library, the McConnell campaign began running its digital advertisement last week. The ad comes a few days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated an impeachment inquiry against Trump over complaints of abuse of power by a whistleblower. 

U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2nd R) as (L-R) Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) look on at the U.S. Capitol after the weekly Republican Senate policy luncheon January 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

One of the captions of the advertisement read: "Your conservative Senate Majority is the ONLY thing stopping Nancy Pelosi from impeaching President Trump. Donate & help us keep it!"

The campaign manager of the Kentucky Republican, Kevin Golden, while talking to The Courier Journal, said that the impeachment inquiry is energizing the Senate leader's supporters. "Few issues energize conservative voters like liberal overreach," Golden said in a statement. "And the Democrats latest outrageous attempt to impeach President Trump has activated our base to new heights." 

The whistleblower, a CIA agent, lodged a formal complaint alleging that the president had set a quid pro quo of millions in military aid with the Ukrainian leader for an investigation into his political rival. The White House subsequently released a transcript of the call which confirmed that Trump asked the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his rival and Democratic frontrunner in the 2020 presidential elections.

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