The left-wing, anti-Trump machine rolled the impeachment vote through the House with hardly a bump along the way. But a certain senator from Missouri is making sure the Senate trial is a much different experience.
But that’s not all Hawley did.
On his official Twitter account, Hawley called the impeachment proceedings “bogus.”
Dems said impeachment was URGENT. 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
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 2, 2020
But Hawley wasn’t done. He slammed the impeachment and Nancy Pelosi again in his official statement on the resolution, writing:
Speaker Pelosi started this bogus impeachment by claiming President Trump was an urgent ‘threat to democracy’ who had to be removed now. 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. 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.
Hawley’s resolution comes with strong support from many senators, including Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tom Cotton (R-AR).