The Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has turned down an emergency chamber session for impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump.
With the decision on Wednesday, he ensured a postponement of any further impeachment proceedings, most likely until after the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden.
A spokesman for McConnell said his advisors had told employees of Democratic minority leader Chuck Schumer that he would not agree to summon the senators for an emergency meeting.
It is almost certain that the Senate will not hold another session until January 19th.
A day later, Biden is introduced to the office.
The House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday (today) to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Several MPs accuse him of inciting the violent mob that stormed the Capitol a week ago.
If the House of Representatives votes yes, the Senate will have to hold a trial on whether Trump will be convicted of incitement to riot - that is the charge.
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