Senator will introduce a measure to dismiss the impeachment

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Senator Josh Hawley will move to have the impeachment dismissed on Monday since Speaker Pelosi is showing no signs of sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

Hawley, in three tweets, argued that normally “if prosecution doesn’t proceed with the case, it gets dismissed.”

“So on Monday, I will introduce a measure to dismiss this bogus impeachment for lack of prosecution,” he tweeted.

It’s not likely he will get the 51 votes needed. Both Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have indicated they would support a trial with witnesses. Then there is Mitt Romney.

Hawley’s pledge to try to dismiss the impeachment effort comes after Trump tweeted a quote this week from Fox News arguing for the articles to be dismissed.

But Senate Republicans have also signaled that they want to acquit Trump fully, not merely dismiss the articles. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has also previously shot down the idea of dismissing the articles, saying the Senate will have a trial.

“I don’t think there’s any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear, we’ll have to have a trial. My own view is that we should give people the opportunity to put the case on,” McConnell said in November.

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  1. If someone is an alleged bank robber and the judge in the trail finds out that the prosecution used illegal and unconstitutional tactics to gather evidence against him then normally the case gets dismissed and the prosecutor gets dressed down by the judge. Since Comey, Clapper Obama and Brennen used unconstitutional and illegal tactic to gather evidence on Trump then why is this case still proceeding? THEY should be the ones on trial now, not Trump.

    • This is a political persecution instead of criminal prosecution. But try as they might, House Democrats don’t control the President and they found out they don’t control the Senate either.

    • Actually President Trump’s ratings are going up along with the record donations to his campaign. All Democrats can do now is damage control because they’re seen as vindictive losers who spend all their time trying but failing to bring down Trump and not doing the people’s business.

      • They, the “political” establishment, have never been interested in the “people’s business”. The amount of multi millionaires “adorning” the “establishment” proves this beyond any reasonable doubt…including the last POTUS’s rags (5 +/- million) to riches (195 +/- million) in 8 years) is proof positive !!!

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