A GOP senator from Missouri says he will introduce legislation to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump next week because Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has not yet transmitted those articles to the U.S. Senate.

Senator Josh Hawley fired off a series of angry tweets Thursday afternoon in which he alleged that failing to move forward in a criminal trial leads to an immediate dismissal of charges:

Senator Hawley conveniently overlooks the fact that an impeachment trial is not the same as a criminal trial in a U.S. court. And the chances of his motion passing the Senate are slim to none. Republicans running for reelection to the Senate in 2020 would be all but guaranteeing their own political demise.

Social media was quick to slam Senator Hawley for his fawning obsequiousness to Trump:

Perhaps if Senator Hawley would take a moment to extract his nose from Donald Trump’s posterior, he’d be better able to see just how ridiculous he sounds.

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