Mitch McConnell should recuse himself


Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader

This afternoon, if all goes according to schedule, all 100 members of the United States Senate will take an oath to “do impartial justice” as jurors in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will be among those sworn in to judge the president’s case.

If he takes the oath seriously, McConnell’s first act after that should be to recuse himself.

McConnell won’t do that, of course — he is the honey badger of American politics. But there can be no question that McConnell has no intention of approaching Trump’s impeachment with impartiality. He has already passed judgment on the House of Representatives’ case against the president — calling the Articles of Impeachment “weak” — and, more troubling, promised “total coordination” with the White House in steering the Senate trial to its conclusion.

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