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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:56 PM

GOP leadership: There aren't 51 votes to dismiss Trump articles of impeachment

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January 13, 2020 - 06:54 PM EST

BY JORDAIN CARNEY11,193

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told reporters on Monday that the Senate Republican caucus doesn't have the votes to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump, who endorsed an "outright dismissal" over the weekend.

"I think our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss. ... Certainly there aren't 51 votes for a motion to dismiss," Blunt, the No. 4 Senate Republican, told reporters after a closed-door leadership meeting.

Republicans have warned for months that they will not dismiss the two articles of impeachment against Trump, predicting a trial will end with votes on either acquitting or convicting him.

But Trump revived talk of trying to dismiss the articles over the weekend, saying the Senate was "giving credence" to the allegations against him by having a trial.

"Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial based on the no evidence, no crime, read the transcripts, 'no pressure' Impeachment Hoax, rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have. I agree!" Trump tweeted on Sunday.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/478080-gop-leadership-there-arent-51-votes-to-dismiss-trump-articles-of-impeachment

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RCW2014 Monday OP
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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:06 PM

1. The more Schiff and Nadler have to talk, the better it will be for Trump. Nt

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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:14 PM

2. There also aren't 3/4 to convict, so this is still a rather pointless exercise.

Particularly since those who are going to vote for him aren't going to be deterred or turned off by this shit show. If anything this is going to gain him votes in the Rust Belt where this election will hinge on.

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