GOP Senator Says Republicans Don’t Have the Votes to Immediately Halt Senate Impeachment Hearing – By National Review Staff (Yahoo) / Nov 13 2019
Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) told reporters on Wednesday that Senate Republicans lack the votes required to immediately dismiss articles of impeachment, should they be approved by the House.
Republicans have floated the possibility of striking down articles of impeachment immediately upon their arrival in the Senate, but Cornyn said that would be difficult to accomplish because a number of Senate Republicans would likely defect and vote to proceed with the hearing.
“There’s some people talking about trying to stop the bill, dismiss charges basically as soon as they get over here,” Cornyn said in comments reported by The Hill. “I think that’s not going to happen. That would require 51 votes.”
“I think it would be hard to find 51 votes to cut the case off before the evidence is presented,” Cornyn continued.
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