Hawley argued that democrats have zero proof.
Yesterday, Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri tweeted that he plans to introduce a measure to dismiss the “bogus” impeachment against President Trump on Monday, when lawmakers return to Washington.
Hawley’s announcement stems from Nancy Pelosi’s unconstitutional efforts to orchestrate a Senate trial using non-evidence from the House impeachment process.
“Dems said impeachment was URGENT. Now they don’t want to have a trial, because they have no evidence. In real world, if prosecution doesn’t proceed with case, it gets dismissed,” Hawley, the former Missouri attorney general, said on Twitter. “So on Monday, I will introduce measure to dismiss this bogus impeachment for lack of prosecution.”
Hawley’s office did not immediately elaborate on the constitutional basis for dismissing impeachment, but the senator said on Twitter that his proposal would be a motion to update the Senate impeachment rules “to account for this unprecedented attempt to obstruct Senate trial.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office declined to comment on whether dismissal was an option he would consider.
Hawley has been one of the most outspoken critics of impeachment in the Missouri delegation and has raised money off the issue in recent months.
“This will expose Dems’ circus for what it is: a fake impeachment, abuse of the Constitution, based on no evidence,” Hawley said Thursday.
“So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” she said in December.
Hawley’s contention echoes Harvard law Professor Alan Dershowitz’s reasoning that Pelosi’s withholding of the articles of impeachment is an “abuse of power” and an “obstruction of the Senate.”
Dershowitz said in December:
If he has been impeached, the Senate has to start its trial as soon as they choose to,” Dershowitz continued. “Remember, the Senate is the sole judge of guilty or innocence of impeachment. And so the Democrats can’t have it both ways. They can’t sound the one hand — to the public we are saying he is impeached, but for the Senate, we’re saying he is not impeached. You know what I say? This is obstruction of the Senate — exactly the same charge that made against the president.
“This is abuse of power from exactly the same charge they made against the president. It is wrong constitutionally. It is wrong morally. And it is wrong politically,” he added.