Is there a difference between having “no choice” and having a precedent of three prior impeachments. 

Notably, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that the upper chamber “has no choice” but to hold a trial, citing longstanding rules pertaining to the impeachment process.

Not all Republicans agree with Cornyn and McConnell, however. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul recently argued that the best course of action would be to immediately “dismiss” impeachment.


“Under Senate requirements for an impeachment trial, senators must sit attentively at their desks every afternoon except Sunday.”