Washington D.C., Jan. 15 -- : Some Republican members of the US Senate have voiced opposition to any attempt to outrightly dismiss charges against President Donald Trump without a trial as the upper chamber of the Congress is all set to begin impeachment procedure in the coming days.

"Our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss," said Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, a top Republican leader, according to The New York Times.

"They think both sides need to be heard. They believe the president needs to be heard for the first time in a fair setting," he added.

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives is expected to formally send the charges to the Senate this week, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to he...