WASHINGTON, D.C. (KNWA) — Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution on Monday to amend Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
The move is a response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate for trial.
“By failing to deliver the articles of impeachment, the Democrats are admitting they bumbled their partisan impeachment,” Cotton said in a press release. “If the articles aren’t delivered in a timely manner, they should be dismissed.”
GOP senators Rick Scott (R-Florida), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Montana), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), David Perdue (R-Georgia), and Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) are the original co-sponsors of the resolution.
“…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. 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 businessSenator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri)