Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2019

Impeachment vote: Live updates – CNNPolitics

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J. Scott Applewhite/AP

As the House moved to debate the rules that will guide today’s impeachment debate and votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, took to the Senate floor to accuse House Democrats of giving into “temptation.”

He called on them to “pull back from the precipice” of impeachment.

McConnell also repeated some of his attacks from yesterday against Sen. Chuck Schumer’s public call for witnesses in a Senate trial. 

“The country is waiting to see whether these House Democrats will give into the temptation that every House in modern history has managed to resist and misuse the solemn process of impeachment to blow off partisan steam,” McConnell said.

McConnell also said the Senate will vote tomorrow on the government funding bills that passed the House.

Government funding runs out on Friday.