Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is reportedly consulting with senior members of his party to cobble together a “kill switch” rule that would allow him to dismiss the articles of impeachment in the Senate against Donald Trump quickly after a minimum of evidence has been presented, Fox News revealed on Sunday.
So far, McConnell has kept the rules the Senate will have to abide by a secret from the Democrats. He is reportedly going to reveal the rules just prior to the beginning of the impeachment, according to Fox News.
But some GOP lawmakers who appeared on the Sunday cable shows have revealed some details.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) admitted he expects the “kill switch” rule to be in place from the start, telling Axios he would be ”very, very surprised” if McConnell’s resolution didn’t include that kind of kill switch.
“I am familiar with the resolution as it stood a day or two ago. My understanding is that the resolution will give the president’s team the option to either move to judgment or to move to dismiss at a meaningful time,” he said.
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