McConnell Creates 'Kill Switch' to Combat Schiff

  • 2020-01-20
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
McConnell Creates 'Kill Switch' to Combat Schiff
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Mitch McConnell) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Reports are indicating that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has created a "kill switch" that can be used by the President's defense team to quickly end the trial if Adam Schiff turns it into a circus.

According to The Daily Wire:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reportedly created a “kill switch” for President Donald Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial that would allow for the president’s legal team to either seek an immediate verdict or a dismissal of the case if the trial descends into a circus spectacle.

“I am familiar with the resolution as it stood a day or two ago,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) told Axios. “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…”

“Hawley added that in the most recent draft of the organizing resolution he saw there was an option for the president’s counsel to make a motion in multiple places, including at the beginning of the proceedings,” Axios reported. “Hawley added that if the final resolution does not allow Trump’s lawyers the option to dismiss or move to judgment at a ‘meaningful point’ in the trial, he would be ‘very, very surprised,’ and might not vote for the organizing resolution.”

Hawley told Axios that if the option to dismiss the case was not available to the Trump legal team that it would give House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) too much power over the proceedings.

President Trump wants the case dismissed immediately but some GOP Senators do not, citing that it would make the GOP's strong case against removal look weak.

 Source: TTN

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