[Ed. – More than one way to skin a cat.]
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday that if the House doesn’t submit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate this week, he will seek to change the impeachment rules so the Senate can proceed to a trial without them.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Graham said: “If we don’t get the articles this week, then we need to take matters in our own hands and change the rules.”
“Deem them to be delivered to the Senate,” he continued, adding, “My goal is to start this trial in the next coming days, not let [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi take over the Senate.”
Changing such rules would require a simple 51-vote majority.
Graham’s comments came as Congress readies to bring the impasse over the next steps in Trump’s impeachment back to the forefront.