FoxNews.com reports that
Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri joined with a host of fellow Republicans Monday to introduce a resolution allowing the chamber to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Trump for lack of prosecution, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delays sending the case for trial.
The resolution specifically would update Senate rules to allow the chamber to bring a motion dismissing the articles.
“In the real world, when a prosecutor brings a case but refuses to try it, the court has the ability and the defendant has the right – the constitutional right, I might add — to have those articles, those indictments, those charges dismissed,” Hawley said in a speech on the Senate floor. “That is precisely the action that I am proposing today.”
Hawley joined with co-sponsors Sens. Rick Scott of Florida; Mike Braun of Indiana; Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee; Ted Cruz of Texas; Steve Daines of Montana; John Barrasso of Wyoming; Tom Cotton of Arkansas; Joni Ernst of Iowa; David Perdue of Georgia; and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma.
“Speaker Pelosi started this bogus impeachment by claiming President Trump was an urgent ‘threat to democracy’ who had to be removed now,” Hawley said in a statement Monday. “But after a bipartisan vote against the articles in the House, and with the public opposed to the Democrats’ partisan games, Pelosi has changed her tune. Now she wants to prevent a Senate trial, perhaps indefinitely. But the Constitution gives the Senate sole power to adjudicate articles of impeachment, not the House.”
He added: “If Speaker Pelosi is afraid to try her case, the articles should be dismissed for failure to prosecute and Congress should get back to doing the people’s business.”
The Senate currently has a set of 26 rules that govern all impeachment proceedings, which presume a “prompt delivery of the articles of impeachment to the Senate following their adoption by the House.”
But last month, the House voted to adopt two articles of impeachment against the president—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Pelosi, after the vote, said she wanted reassurances that the Senate would hold a fair trial, involving certain Democrat-sought witnesses, before sending over the articles of the Senate to begin proceedings. Pelosi, who has been sitting on the articles of impeachment since before Christmas, has yet to transmit them to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Hawley’s resolution would allow the Senate to dismiss the articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution, once the House has withheld articles for 25 calendar days or more. Under the proposed rule, any senator would be able to move to dismiss the articles once the time period has elapsed. That motion would then be voted upon by the full Senate.
At this point, Pelosi has held the articles of impeachment for 19 days. The House voted to adopt the articles on Dec. 18, 2019.
“After three years of searching for a reason to impeach this president, Democrats in the House cannot seem to find the time to send over the articles of impeachment,” Blackburn said in a statement Monday. “If House Democrats are so confident in their findings, they ought to have no problem sending the articles over within a 25 day deadline.”
On Friday, McConnell spoke from the Senate floor, rejecting Pelosi’s efforts to shape a pending impeachment trial, calling it a “fantasy.”
“Their turn is over. They’ve done enough damage. It’s the Senate’s turn now to render sober judgment,” he said, while stressing that the Senate cannot hold a trial unless and until Pelosi transmits the two articles.
At the center of the inquiry is Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine to launch politically related investigations — regarding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine, as well as issues related to the 2016 presidential election.
The president’s request came after millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been frozen, which Democrats argue shows a “quid pro quo” arrangement. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
McConnell indicated that the Senate process is at a standstill for now, and accused the House of getting “cold feet.”
“The same people who spent weeks screaming that impeachment was so urgent … now decided it could wait indefinitely while they check the political winds and look for some new talking points,” he said.
Senator McConnell is right…but, it is more than that.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wants to be in control of the Senate, too.
She wants them to do her dirty work for her,
It was the House’s job to build a case against President Trump in order to Impeach him.
Not only did they not produce any direct witnesses, the “articles of Impeachment which they passed are not even “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
So, now, Chuck U. Schumer is on the Senate Floor insisting that THEY have a right to a “fair” Trial. “Fair” in this case meaning that witnesses who might tell the same lies as the House Democrats’ witnesses did “MUST” be called to appear.
McConnell has already said that Pelosi is not in charge of the Senate.
But, don’t tell her that.
Ever since she got her gavel back, she has believed in her demented little mind that SHE is the Commander-in-Chief and is in charge of America’s Domestic and Foreign Policy…not President Donald J. Trump.
The truth is, our brilliant Founding Fathers set6 up our Constitutional Republic’s three branches of government to be loosely based on England’s Parliament.
The Senate is the “Upper House”, like England’s House of Lords. The House of Representatives is the “Lower House” like the House of Commons.
So, Pelosi’s power is NOT equal to power of the President of the United States.
Not anywhere close.
Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Nadler, the Squad, and the rest of the Far Left Democrats are the most ignorant, arrogant bunch of scallywags to work within our Federal Government since the Carpetbaggers came south after the “War of Northern Aggression”.
By pushing through the “shampeachment” Pelosi has escalated the Dems’ War against Trump and placed The Democrats in an untenable position, politically.
Pelosi and company know that Impeachment will fail in the Senate.
And that failure will ensure their failure to regain the presidency in 2020.
That is why she is holding onto the articles in a desperate attempt to gain leverage in order to attempt to railroad President Trump…again.
If they stop their crusade to take Trump down, they will still look foolish, having wasted so much time and taxpayers’ money.
Right now, as I sit here in my Man Cave, the election is already shaping up to be a repeat of 2016 with arrogantly oblivious Democrats in the Beltway and on the coasts, believing that average Americans living in the states between them in the Heartland are actually buying the BS that they are shoveling.
These average Americans, or “Deplorables” as Hillary called them, are solidly backing the president, as they see their paychecks increasing along with their opportunities to seek a better job.
They also see and hear Trump speaking to them at his MAGA Rallies in the same manner and way in which they talk to one another: down to earth, straight forward, from the heart, easily understood, and with some great laughs thrown in for good measure.
At this juncture, it is very evident that President Trump is working hard to help Americans and our nation prosper.
All the Democrats are doing is trying to overturn the 2016 Presidential Election because Trump hurt their feelings by getting elected President.
And that, gentle readers, is not a winning Political Platform through which to win back a presidency.
Until He Comes,