Republicans Rule Out Outright Dismissal of Impeachment Charges - News Summed Up

Republicans Rule Out Outright Dismissal of Impeachment Charges


WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans indicated on Monday that they would not seek to summarily dismiss the impeachment charges against President Trump, proceeding instead to a trial with arguments and the possibility of calling witnesses that could begin as soon as Wednesday. Other Republicans had signed on to a resolution that would have dismissed the House’s impeachment articles if they were not promptly brought to trial. They did not rule out considering a motion to dismiss the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after opening arguments from both sides. “Our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss,” said Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, a top Republican leader. They believe the president needs to be heard for the first time in a fair setting.”


Source: New York Times January 14, 2020 02:48 UTC



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