GOP Senator Promises Measure to Dismiss Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

A Republican senator said Thursday that he would introduce a measure as soon as Monday that would dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said the Democrats’ decision to withhold the articles from the Senate is an “unprecedented attempt to obstruct a Senate trial” and an admission that they don’t have enough evidence to proceed against the president.

“In real world, if prosecution doesn’t proceed with case, it gets dismissed,” Hawley tweeted. “So on Monday, I will introduce [a] measure to dismiss this bogus impeachment for lack of prosecution.”

Hawley and other Republicans have criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) outlines how the trial will proceed.

Democrats want to call witnesses during the next phase of the impeachment, but Republicans have so far resisted — though McConnell has said he has not ruled out hearing witnesses.

McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are both scheduled to deliver floor speeches Friday addressing the impeachment trial.

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  1. Republican senators trying to figure out how to violate their oath of office without getting caught.

  2. Howard is totally brain washed. He does not use reason tp think in reality terms.

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