Impeachment dilemma: Republicans rally behind Trump before Senate trial

The party has a chance to break with the former president. But instead, wary of his supporters, it’s likely to back him

08 February 2021 - 20:37 By Lauren Fedor

After four years of moving in virtual lockstep with Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell used his final day as Senate majority leader to make a clean break with the outgoing president.

In a speech on the Senate floor on the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration, McConnell, the chamber’s top Republican, placed the blame for the violent January 6 siege on the Capitol squarely on Trump...

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