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McConnell vows to stop impeachment inquiry in fundraising video

Posted: 6:35 PM, Oct 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-05 21:35:33-04
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LOUISVILLE, KY — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released a social media campaign ad in which he vows to stop any Democratic push for impeachment in the Republican-led Senate.

In the Facebook video, the Kentucky Republican uses the impeachment inquiry as a campaign fundraising tool. McConnell is running for reelection next year and is a steadfast supporter of President Donald Trump.

In his video, McConnell says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "in the clutches of a left-wing mob" that "convinced her to impeach" Trump. McConnell adds: "The way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as majority leader."

McConnell previously said the Senate would "have no choice" but to take up impeachment if the House approved charges against Trump. McConnell added, "how long you're on it is a whole different matter."