HJC approves articles of impeachment in pair of party-line votes

The House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in a pair of party-line votes on Friday morning.

One article of impeachment is for alleged abuse of power in his administration’s interactions with Ukraine earlier this year, the other is for obstruction of Congress during the House’s subsequent investigation into the Ukraine controversy. Both were introduced by House Democrats earlier this week.

The committee voted on each article of impeachment separately, passing each by a party-line vote of 23 to 17, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.

Friday morning’s vote came after two days of heated committee deliberations over the articles, during which Republicans offered multiple amendments to the language, none of which were adopted.

Late Thursday night, committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) halted the proceedings and moved the vote to the following morning, saying that he wanted legislators “to think about what has happened over these last two days and to search their consciences before we cast our final votes.”

Top committee Republican Doug Collins (Ga.) criticized the decision as a “bush-league stunt,” arguing that he and his colleagues weren’t consulted about the change.

In brief remarks following the vote, Nadler said “today is a solemn and sad day” and that “the House will act expeditiously” on the matter.

In his own-post vote remarks, Collins criticized “the folly of articles of impeachment that allege no crime and establish no case.”

“Today is a travesty for our country,” Republican committee member Debbie Lesko said. “Democrats are tearing our country apart with their sham impeachment, and they should be ashamed.”

The articles will now go to the full House of Representatives, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said that the House will vote on the issue “next week.

6 thoughts on “HJC approves articles of impeachment in pair of party-line votes

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  2. Nadler is correct. It is a solemn and sad day. They have shown us how low they are willing to go. How many lies they are willing to tell, how corrupt the party is, how wasteful they Are with our money, how much time and effort they are willing to put into NOT doing their job of helping America but to serve their own wants and greed. No matter what, I will NEVER vote for a Democrat again! Ever! Vote comes up for a Democrat sewer cleaner, I’ll go against that and put him in that position because he would be at home with fellow Democrats floating all over the place . It’s sad Dems have sunk to new depths and have become such an embarrassment to the country. The Dems and a good share of Hollywood can go to Hell. DeNiro, however, can just go [email protected]!k himself!

  3. Nadler is correct. It is a solemn and sad day. They have shown us how low they are willing to go. How many lies they are willing to tell, how corrupt the party is, how wasteful they Are with our money, how much time and effort they are willing to put into NOT doing their job of helping America but to serve their own wants and greed. No matter what, I will NEVER vote for a Democrat again! Ever! Vote comes up for a Democrat sewer cleaner, I’ll go against that and put him in that position because he would be at home with fellow Democrats floating all over the place . It’s sad Dems have sunk to new depths and have become such an embarrassment to the country. The Dems and a good share of Hollywood can go to Hell. DeNiro, however, can just go [email protected]!k himself. How long will Nader continue to make his own rules ? Can’t anybody do something with this zombie ? What did PigLowSi put in the DEMONocrat kool-aid ???

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