Is there a difference between having “no choice” and having a precedent of three prior impeachments.
Notably, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that the upper chamber “has no choice” but to hold a trial, citing longstanding rules pertaining to the impeachment process.
Not all Republicans agree with Cornyn and McConnell, however. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul recently argued that the best course of action would be to immediately “dismiss” impeachment.
WATCH: If it's Thursday, Republicans are reportedly considering … a longer impeachment trial? @chucktodd: "The theory: A lengthy trial could potentially sideline six of the Democratic candidates." pic.twitter.com/0EKn6xppOe
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 14, 2019
— WTTE FOX 28 (@fox28columbus) November 15, 2019
“Under Senate requirements for an impeachment trial, senators must sit attentively at their desks every afternoon except Sunday.”
.@LindseyGrahamSC says a Senate impeachment trial "must expose the whistleblower." Graham also says "I will not accept a trial in the Senate until I know who the whistleblower is." pic.twitter.com/9M7btEd6jO
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 14, 2019