Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld Urges Viewers to Call Senators and Tell Them to End Impeachment Trial

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld urged viewers to call their senators and tell them to "get this crap over with" a day before the Senate impeachment trial was due to begin in earnest.

The panelist of Fox News show The Five told the show's viewers how to get in touch with their senator on Monday, providing the number for a switchboard as he took aim at the "pomp and circumstance" of the impeachment process.

Gutfeld also said viewers were "not going to miss an episode of The Five" if they asked their senator to "get this thing over with" on the eve of today's impeachment trial session.

Speaking about the latest impeachment developments on Monday, Gutfeld said: "It's only news because they're telling you it's news. The pomp and circumstance. The slow walk. The dramatic pauses. The language. It's all fakery, it's all artifice to make you feel like it's news when it's not.

"So I have a suggestion to the viewer at home who feels hopeless: you can call your senator, and you can tell them to get this crap over with as soon as possible because you want to watch The Five."

He then gave out the number for the Capitol switchboard and told viewers they would connect them to their senator's office.

"You can tell them get this thing over with, because you're not going to miss an episode of The Five," Gutfeld added. "It's just not fair."

The Fox News host launched his latest attack on the impeachment process less than a week after he railed against the "ceremony" of impeachment articles being sent to the Senate by House lawmakers last Wednesday.

"That was a frickin' ceremony! You have ceremonies to award medals. You have ceremonies at weddings and funerals," Gutfeld said at the time. "This was like a baptism at the Addams Family."

He went on to describe President Trump's impeachment as a "sham" while saying the signing ceremony where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi handed out pens with her name on them was "spackling a turd with gold paint."

The Senate impeachment trial is due to begin in earnest today, after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a resolution setting out rules for the process last night.

House prosecutors and the commander-in-chief's legal team will each have 24 hours over two days to make their opening arguments for and against the charges brought against President Trump. Those statements will then be followed by a combined 20 hours of questioning and debate from Senate lawmakers.

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Greg Gutfeld during a broadcast of "The Five" at Fox News Studios on November 13, 2017 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images