FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) arrives prior to hearing testimony from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing “Examining the Inspector General’s report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday he wants the Senate to launch an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump within days, even if it means changing Senate rules so the chamber can move ahead without receiving articles of impeachment from the House of Representatives.
“My goal is to start this trial in the next coming days,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“If we don’t get the articles this week, then we need to take matters in our own hands and change the rules … so we can start the trial.”
Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Doina Chiacu