Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters he believed that if there were to be an impeachment trial of President Trump brought in the Senate "would not lead to a removal."
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): No we have not started discussing this. If the House acts I think the place to start we take a look at what the agreement was 20 years ago as a starting place and discuss how we may be able to agree to handle the process. After that, it's largely out of our hands and the hands of the Chief Justice who presides over it, who rules on motions and it--it how long it goes on really just depends on how long the Senate wants to spend on it.
I will say, I'm pretty sure it is likely to end. If it were today, I don't think there is any question. It would not lead to a removal. So, the question is is how long does the Senate want to take. How long do presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of in Iowa and New Hampshire and all of these other related issues that may be going on at the same time. It's very difficult to ascertain you know, how long this takes.