Traveler Posted December 27, 2019 Report Share Posted December 27, 2019 (edited) I understand that the House has the power to define the articles of impeachment - but the trying of impeachment happens in the Senate. So my question for lawyers - @Just_A_Guy or anyone else -- Can the Senate dismiss the charges because the house refused to deliver them within a reasonable amount of time. If it is determined that charges can be brought by the House to the Senate on time but that the speaker refused to complete the charges by having them delivered - can the charges be dismissed? I am not an expert in law - but it seems to me that the House; in refusal to deliver the articles of impeachment -- that such could open the door to be grounds for the Senate to dismiss the articles? I see where it is established (always in the past) to walk the articles of impeachment from the House to the Senate as soon as the articles are passed. By refusing to follow establish procedure - does the Senate have the power? Could the motion be presented to dismiss the charges on that ground and a simple majority vote end it? As I understand the Senate pretty much has to power to make whatever rules they want for their part in impeachment - just as the House had power to make rules for their part. Does the Senate have to wait on the House one the vote was completed in the House? The Traveler Edited December 27, 2019 by Traveler Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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