Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, joined at left by Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 17. McConnell would carry huge influence in how a Senate impeachment trial of the president would proceed. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, joined at left by Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 17. McConnell would carry huge influence in how a Senate impeachment trial of the president would proceed. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Viewpoints: What impeachment trial in Senate might look like

Chief Justice John Roberts would hold the gavel, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds the reins.

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