BREAKING: Senator Blocks Senate Proceedings

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) on Monday promised to halt US Senate business until Democrats hold an impeachment trial for DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

For weeks now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has refused to hold the Senate trial for DHS Secretary Mayorkas.

Constitutional expert Hans Von Spakovsky recently informed Grant Stinchfield and the Real America Voice audience that holding an impeachment trial is not an option for Democrats – it’s their duty according to the US Constitution!

Hans Von Spakovsky: The Senate has a special rule that it put in place, a parliamentary rule, to handle impeachments. The rule was implemented back in the 1980s. That rule calls for a trial. There is no language in there whatsoever that simply allows a motion to dismiss and a vote on a motion to dismiss. Plus, look, the Constitution says the House votes on whether to impeach a federal official, and the Senate then is responsible for holding a trial and determining whether they are guilty or should be acquitted. There’s nothing in there about not h not holding a trial and simply throwing it out.

Tonight Senator Lee is holding Democrats accountable and is halting business until Democrats hold the DHS Secretary’s impeachment trial!

Here is Senator Lee’s speech from moments ago.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT): Madam President, I rise today to speak in support of my motion to table the Ramona Manglona nomination. My issue with the nominee at hand is not with the nominee at hand. In fact, she’s quite well qualified. She passed out of the Judiciary Committee on which I serve, with my support, my vote in committee of 21 to zero.

The Senate should not be processing nominees right now. The Senate should be laser-focused instead on preparing for the trial for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, whom the House impeached in February. Instead of confirming yet another nominee, we should be considering an organizing resolution to set up that trial, which we’re constitutionally compelled to conduct. But unfortunately, that’s not what we’re doing. Instead, Senator Schumer is preparing to enact a nuclear option by tabling the articles of impeachment.

For the first time in American history Senate Democrats want to avoid even examining the evidence presented against Mayorkas. We should not be going about business as usual while Senator Schumer prepares to nuke the Senate. If this motion to table is successful, then with respect to Manglona, we could move to legislative business to consider an organizing resolution for the impeachment trial.

I ask my colleagues for support. To that end, Madam President, I move to table the nomination of Ramona Villagomes, Manglona, and ask for the yays and nays.

via thegatewaypundit

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