Senate Republicans have promised to quickly shut down any impeachment efforts by House Democrats if they choose to move forward.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told The Hill in an interview published Monday.
“I think it would be disposed of very quickly,” said Graham. “If it’s based on the Mueller report, or anything like that, it would be quickly disposed of.”
As IJR Blue reported, some House Democrats — along with Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) — are pushing for the impeachment process to start, claiming that President Trump had been found by the Mueller report to have obstructed justice. However, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) thinks moving forward would lead to nothing.
“It would be defeated. That’s why all they want to do is talk about it,” Cornyn said, claiming that they were all talk and no action. “They know what the outcome would be.”
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will stand strong against any impeachment legislation, claiming it is a political stunt.
“Why on earth would we give a platform to something that I judge as a purely political exercise? We have to perform our constitutional duty, but if people think that we’re going to try and create a theater that could give you the perception that this is a matter that rises to the level of Watergate, that’s nonsense.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) has been pushing for impeachment since her campaign, as IJR Red reported. Tlaib has claimed that there several impeachable offenses, saying that Trump acts “above the law.”
“I think it’s moving towards that. It’s going to demand it, it already is,” Tlaib said on Sunday. President Trump, however, fired back by asking, “Impeach for what?”
Watch her comments below:
WATCH: Impeachment debate "is not about the 2020 election." #MTP #IfitsSunday@RashidaTlaib: "We have an administration that continues to violate the U.S. constitution … by divesting in [Trump's] businesses. So we have an upgraded version of pay to play." pic.twitter.com/ZMPLSpCEz7
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 26, 2019
If Democrats are able to send impeachment articles over to the Senate, the Democratic senators have cautioned against rushing a decision. However, with Senate Republicans promising to stop impeachment attempts, it is uncertain if House Democrats will move forward.