October 31, 2019

House Votes to Approve Impeachment Inquiry Rules Package

  • Executive

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

The U.S. House of Representatives has formally voted to approve a set of rules regarding an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

The Background:

RP reported previously that the U.S. House of Representatives, which has a Democrat majority, launched an impeachment investigation against President Trump after an anonymous “whistleblower,” who we now know was a CIA officer detailed to the White House, complained that the president pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to “look into” questionable behavior by Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Today, reports the AP, “Democrats pushed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber’s first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year.”

If the House eventually votes to impeach Trump, the Senate will have a vote, too.

Why It Matters:

Prolonged impeachment proceedings could play out badly for Democrats in 2020, as Americans grow weary of the left’s incessant attacks on the president.

Notable Quotes:

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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