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Senator Josh Hawley. (Photo: U.S. Senate)

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley seeks to dismiss articles of impeachment

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, a former law professor at the University of Missouri, is not impressed with the way the Democrat House has handled partisan impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

The popular Hawley announced on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to dismiss the articles of impeachment.

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“Dems said impeachment was URGENT,” he tweeted. “Now they don’t want to have a trial, because they have no evidence. In real world, if prosecution doesn’t proceed with case, it gets dismissed. So on Monday, I will introduce measure to dismiss this bogus impeachment for lack of prosecution.”

Hawley’s announcement comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has continued to refuse to send the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate because she is concerned that the political trial will be biased.

“This will expose Dems’ circus for what it is: a fake impeachment, abuse of the Constitution, based on no evidence,” Hawley said. “If Dems won’t proceed with trial, bogus articles should be dismissed and @realDonaldTrump fully cleared. My proposal will take form of motion to update Senate impeachment rules to account for this unprecedented attempt to obstruct Senate trial. Stay tuned.”

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Leftist Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe responded to Hawley, writing, “This loony idea has no substance. The Senate cannot ‘dismiss’ articles of impeachment that have been voted by the House but have yet to be filed in the Senate. Neither the Senate rules nor the Constitution permit any such move.”

Hawley responded, “Hey Dems, this is the guy who got you into this jam by recommending you withhold the Articles from Senate. Now he’s literally making up constitutional provisions. Constitution says nothing about ‘filing’ (Tribe’s word) Articles in Senate or otherwise giving House power over trial.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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