The Democratic-led impeachment resolution to formalize the investigation against President Trump has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 232-196. Two Democrats, Collin Peterson (MN) and Jeff Van Drew (NJ), voted "no."
Now we wait to see a timeline regarding when the formal, televised hearings for the inquiry will begin.
Before the vote the House engaged in some lively debate over the measure. Democrats insisted it would provide more due process for President Trump. But Republicans rejected that notion, noting how their colleagues are running this "sham" impeachment process "in the basement" of the Capitol.
Katie recently explained why the impeachment resolution offers little change and still "ties the hands of Republicans when it comes to issuing subpoenas and calling witnesses."
Republican leaders are united in the conclusion that Democrats are obsessed with impeaching Trump because they want to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.
Since they lost in 2016, Democrats have had one goal and one goal only: impeaching @realDonaldTrump.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 31, 2019
All this sham resolution does is coronate Adam Schiff as King of the Democrats’ latest witch hunt, and today’s partisan vote proves it is only motivated by politics.
President Trump and his campaign responded with a few simple messages.
The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
“Every American can see this for what it is: an attempt to remove a duly-elected president for strictly political reasons by a strictly partisan, illegitimate process. Today’s vote merely proves that the entire impeachment process was a sham from the beginning" - @parscale pic.twitter.com/1Ak0F4rKn9— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) October 31, 2019
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