McConnell: ‘Little or No Sentiment’ for Motion to Dismiss Impeachment Articles

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 19: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on November 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Republicans spoke about their desire to work on their legislative agenda despite the impeachment hearings in the House. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty …
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During a press conference on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that there is “little or no sentiment” among Senate Republicans for a motion to dismiss the impeachment articles against President Trump, and Senate Republicans feel that they should hear the arguments from both sides.

McConnell said, [relevant remarks begin around 34:30] “There is little or no sentiment in the Republican conference for a motion to dismiss. Our members feel that we have an obligation to listen to the arguments, and we’ve laid out, in this resolution, an opportunity for everybody to sit there — remember, senators can’t say anything, so they’ll have to sit there and listen — to listen carefully to the arguments by both the prosecution and the defense, to follow that up with written questions, submitted through the chief justice, and that means listening to the case, not dismissing the case.”

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