Mitch McConnell Is "Outraged At What Donald Trump Did," Sen. Markey Says

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Now that the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Trump for inciting insurrection, it's up to the U.S. Senate to convict him.

While there’s no chance of the Senate convicting President Trump before he leaves office, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey said despite not being in power, Trump still needs to be convicted of the crime.

"Its imperative that he be held accountable... so history knows that we did not not allow him to escape justice," Sen. Markey said.

In fact, it all comes down to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Even though Democrats will essentially control the Senate after Wednesday's inauguration, the Senate requires a two-thirds majority to convict the president of a crime, even after he leaves office.

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Sen. Markey told WBZ NewsRadio he’s hopeful Senator McConnell will vote against Trump.

"Well, we know that he's outraged at what Donald Trump did," Markey said. "The more evidence which is produced, which I think is going to be voluminous over the next couple of weeks, I think it enhances the likelihood that we will find Republicans who realize that, historically, it is absolutely necessary for them to vote for conviction."

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

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