Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Wednesday's impeachment of President Trump on Thursday, calling it "the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history."
McConnell described the House's articles of impeachment, which were voted through without the support of any House Republicans, as "fundamentally unlike" any that have ever come before in U.S. history. He vowed that the Senate would exercise "stability" in conducting the trial of the president.
It is widely assumed that the Senate will acquit Trump.
House Democrats yesterday announced their intention to delay sending the articles of impeachment over to the Senate, with Majority Whip Jim Clyburn implying, without evidence, that McConnell had enacted a "kangaroo court" in the upper chamber. McConnell suggested Democrats were "too afraid" to transmit the articles.