The Washington Post reports:
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pressed the case for a resolution he plans to introduce Monday that would change the Senate rules to allow it to dismiss the impeachment case against Trump if Pelosi does not send articles of impeachment to the chamber.
“Nancy Pelosi is attempting to obstruct a Senate trial. That’s all there is to it,” Hawley, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during an appearance on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “It’s time for us to take action to say if you’re not going to prosecute your case, we’re throwing it out.”
Hawley’s appearance Monday came a day after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) suggested that Republicans should try to change Senate rules to begin a trial in coming days without receiving the documents.
It’s time to challenge Nancy Pelosi’s assault on the Constitution. Today I’m introducing a change to the Senate rules to force Pelosi & the Dems to send the Senate the impeachment articles for trial – or have them dismissed pic.twitter.com/hbSRmNuWIa
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 6, 2020