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Hawley proposes new rule to allow dismissal of impeachment


January 5, 2020

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri on Monday proposed a change in Senate rules that would allow the GOP-controlled chamber to dismiss President Donald Trump's impeachment.

The proposal would empower the Senate to dismiss the articles of impeachment if the House fails to deliver them within 25 days of its impeachment vote, which was Dec. 18.

Two members of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Republican leadership team — Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming — were among the 10 senators to co-sponsor Hawley's proposal, The Kansas City Star reported.

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