Houses Approves Trump Impeachment Procedures from ZeroHedge
Update: Just before 11:30am ET, the House had enough votes – with 232 for and 196 against, largely along party lines, as Democrats Collin Peterson of Minn. and Jeff Van Drew of N.J. voted no, while Justin Amash voted for and four members not voting – to adopt the resolution that puts Trump on the path toward impeachment.
With the passage of this measure, Democrats will now begin public impeachment hearings to investigate whether Trump should ultimately be removed from office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival and other possible misdeeds. The closed depositions led by the Intelligence Committee will continue, along with probes in five other panels.
Eventual articles of impeachment would be drafted by the Judiciary Committee for a final floor vote to impeach the president. It would then be up to the Republican-led Senate to decide whether Trump should be removed from office.
Conservatives have pointed out that every Republican opposed the resolution, while two Democrats joined them.
BREAKING ⇒ 100% of Republicans just voted AGAINST this sham impeachment. Two Democrats joined us.
Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff have both insisted that impeachment should be bipartisan. The only bipartisan vote today was AGAINST impeachment.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 31, 2019
Support for impeachment inquiry: Partisan
Opposition impeachment inquiry: Bi-Partisan https://t.co/h1ZI3jHtNb
— Andy Swan 🦢 (@AndySwan) October 31, 2019
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House Democrats on Thursday will debate and then hold a vote on a formal roadmap for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, as several key witnesses have provided testimony this week supporting claims that the Trump administration withheld nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine unless they investigated allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.