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Fox News Guest Tom Fitton Says Mitch McConnell Should ‘Change the Rules’ in Senate to ‘Kill’ Impeachment Trial

A visitor on Fox News has prompt that Mitch McConnell makes use of his “prerogative” as Senate Majority Leader to vary the foundations and forestall President Donald Trump from present process an impeachment trial.

Thomas Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a right-wing political activist group, advised Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro on Saturday that McConnell ought to implement what is called the “nuclear option” if the House of Representatives votes to question Trump.

As famous by Raw Story, Senate guidelines state {that a} tremendous majority—which the Republican get together doesn’t have—is required with the intention to change legal guidelines concerning impeachment trials.

Fitton prompt that McConnell ought to merely ignore the rule which requires 67 votes to go any adjustments and easily state an impeachment trial just isn’t going to occur.

“The Senate is going to have to try any impeachment,” Fitton mentioned. “And if I were the Senate Majority Leader, I’d tell the House, ‘This is dead on arrival, we’re changing the rules, we are going to kill it before it even gets out of the cradle. And we will not follow up with impeachment trial.'”

He added that the Senate is “not required to under the constitution” to impose the foundations whereas suggesting the Democrats’ actions quantity to “corruption” in opposition to Trump.

“We’re not going to buy into and play your game and ratify your abusive power by further harassing the president with an unnecessary impeachment trial,” Fitton mentioned. “They should throw the charges out like a judge would if the prosecution was corrupt.”

McConnell has beforehand acknowledged that he would have “no choice” however to proceed the impeachment trial course of in opposition to Trump if the House votes for it.

“Well, under the Senate rules, we’re required to take it up, if the House does go down that path, and we’ll follow the set of rules,” he advised on CNBC in September. “It’s a Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change. So, I would have no choice but to take it up.”

When requested by Pirro why McConnell had come out and mentioned this, Fitton replied: “Those are the present guidelines and I believe American residents needs to be asking Mitch McConnell to train his prerogative as majority chief…and alter the foundations. This just isn’t a suicide pact, they will change the foundations to guard the Constitution.”

The Constitution states the “Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments,” and that “when the president of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside.”

Fox News Guest Tom Fitton Says Mitch McConnell Should 'Change the Rules' in Senate to 'Kill' Impeachment Trial
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, arrives at a lectern to talk to reporters following the Republican coverage luncheon on the US Capitol in Washington, DC on September 24, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty

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