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REPORT: McConnell Backs New Senate Rules to Dismiss Impeachment Without Articles

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.12.20

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now supporting a procedural rule change that would allow lawmakers to dismiss Articles of Impeachment should the Speaker of the House fail to transmit the documents.

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is backing a resolution to change the Senate’s rules to allow for lawmakers to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Trump before the House sends them over,” reports The Hill.

“Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced on Thursday that McConnell has signed on as a co-sponsor to the resolution, which he introduced earlier this week,” adds the website.

“This is what they have done: They have initiated one of the most grave and most unsettling processes in our Constitution and then refused to allow a resolution,” McConnell said on Thursday.

The new rules require the House of Representatives to transmit the Articles of Impeachment within 25 days. Should they refuse to do so, the Senate can vote to dismiss the charges without the documents.

Read the full report here.

Source: The Hill

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