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Graham Proposes Changing Senate Rules if Pelosi Doesn’t Send Articles of Impeachment – Would You Support a Change?
by Countable's Trump Impeachment Coverage
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  • Leslie
    Voted Oppose
    01/07/2020
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    Laurence Tribe, a Constitutional legal scholar who is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at the Harvard Law School of Harvard University, law professor to Chief Supreme Court Justice & Rep Schiff, and advising Nancy Pelosi stated in his book, “To End A Presidency: The Power of Impeachment”, that, “the Constitution divides impeachment between the two houses of Congress. The House of Representatives is given “the sole Power of Impeachment.” The Senate, in turn, enjoys “the sole Power to try all Impeachments.” Whereas the House can impeach by majority vote, the Senate cannot convict on articles of impeachment “without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.” This plan generally ensures a president will not be removed absent a strong national consensus in favor of that result”. It’s not a simple rule change being suggested but changing the constitution & Mitch McConnell realizes this when he said it can’t be done. Only Lindsay Graham & a handful of Senators (Rick Scott (Fla.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Steve Daines (Mont.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), David Perdue (Ga.) and James Inhofe (Okla.) don’t seem to understand what is being proposed. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/476974-gop-senators-introduce-resolution-to-change-rules-dismiss-impeachment-without

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