Sure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested it’s time to “lower the temperature” and “elevate the political discourse” in Washington. But that was when he was addressing reporters in the afternoon. Fast forward and Articles of Impeachment against President Trump have now been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Al Green filed the articles despite objections by Democratic leaders – and as a number of Democrats have called for beginning impeachment proceedings. So if the leadership is against it…what’s the point? It’s believed it’ll give more teeth to the Dems as they battle the Trump administration in courts over the White House refusals to comply with subpoenas.
As for what happens next, under the Constitution the House will start impeachment proceedings. If a majority votes that the president has committed "treason, bribery, or other high crimes,” hearings will begin. Then, a majority would have to vote to impeach the president. If that happens, the Senate would hold a trial – and it would take two-thirds vote of the Republican-controlled Senate to remove the President from office.
Source: ABC News