January 15, 2020

House Votes to Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate

  • The Hill

By: Nate James

In Brief:

The House of Representatives has formally voted to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

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.

CNBC reported, “House Democrats announce they will vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump on two specific articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Today, reports the Daily Mail, “The House of Representatives passed a resolution 228 to 193 Wednesday that kicks off the process of sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. 

“Only one Democrat defected from the party, with Rep. Collin Peterson from Minnesota voting with Republicans. Peterson has been against President Trump's impeachment from day one. Rep. Justin Amash, a Republican-turned-Democrat- voted alongside the Democrats.”

Notable Quotes:

“We will see whether they conduct a fair trial and allow the witnesses or conduct a cover-up. Today's resolution is the next step in this serious and solemn constitutional process.”

  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler

Nate James writes from Texas.

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