McConnell Backs Measure To Dismiss Impeachment If Pelosi Doesn’t Send Senate The Articles By This Sunday

The Hill reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is backing a resolution to change the Senate’s rules to allow for lawmakers to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Trump before the House sends them over.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced on Thursday that McConnell has signed on as a co-sponsor to the resolution, which he introduced earlier this week.

Spokesmen for McConnell didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about his support. Changing the rules would either require a two-thirds vote or for Republicans to deploy the “nuclear” option.