McConnell Creates ‘Kill Switch’ in Case Impeachment Becomes ‘Circus Run by Adam Schiff’

Posted on January 20, 2020 6:39 am
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has created a “kill switch” for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial to allow President Donald Trump’s legal team to move immediately to dismiss the charges, according to a Republican senator. 

McConnell is preparing an organizing resolution for the trial that includes the option, Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, told Axios’ Jonathan Swan on Saturday

“I am familiar with the resolution as it stood a day or two ago,” Hawley said. “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

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