Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signed on to back a plan from Sen. Josh Hawley to give the House 25 days to send over impeachment articles. If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fails to send them, the plan will enable the Senate to “offer a motion to dismiss with prejudice for failure by the House of Representatives to prosecute such articles,” reports Jordain Carney of The Hill.
Carvey reports that the vote could be approved with a simple majority. She continues:
McConnell has repeatedly lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for delaying sending over the two articles of impeachment.
“This is what they have done: They have initiated one of the most grave and most unsettling processes in our Constitution and then refused to allow a resolution,” he said on Thursday.
‘The Speaker began something that she herself predicted would be ‘so divisive to the country’ … and now she is unilaterally saying it cannot move forward towards a resolution,” he added.
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