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House Resolution Passed, Paving Way for Impeachment Trial to Begin

After weeks of delays, the House of Representatives has voted to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, formally paving the way for a historic trial over the president’s dealings with Ukraine.

The resolution, which passed 228-193 – largely along party lines — came nearly a month after lawmakers voted to impeach the president on two counts.

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Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., was the only Democrat who voted against the resolution. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., voted with Democrats. There were no Republican defections.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had been holding on to the articles in a bid to extract favorable terms for the trial, including a commitment on witnesses. However, she ended her delaying tactics after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell played hardball, making it clear he was not willing to negotiate, nor be dictated to by the House.

Lawmakers gave impassioned speeches on the House floor in the run-up to the vote. Pelosi said, “We are here today to cross a very important threshold in American history. When someone is impeached, they are always impeached,” the California Democrat said. “It cannot be erased.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., ripped into the Democratic efforts, saying, “This is not a moment this body should be proud of. As Pelosi says, impeachment is a national civics lesson. Let’s use this blunder as a teachable moment. We wouldn’t abuse our power just for the sheer sake of politics to say you’re impeached forever because I dislike you,” McCarthy added.

The articles were physically walked over by the seven mangers, late Wednesday.

“The only thing Speaker Pelosi has achieved with this sham, illegitimate impeachment process, is to prove she is focused on politics instead of the American people,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement Wednesday. “The Speaker lied when she claimed this was urgent and vital to national security because when the articles passed, she held them for an entire month in an egregious effort to garner political support.  She failed and the naming of these managers does not change a single thing.”

“President Trump has done nothing wrong,” she continued. “He looks forward to having the due process rights in the Senate that Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats denied to him, and expects to be fully exonerated.”

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  • teegee
    17 January 2020 at 4:29 pm
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    A parade of fools with a person of color doing the heavy lifting. What a joke.

  • Maria
    17 January 2020 at 4:52 pm
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    I think that trump is a good President. And these people just don’t see the goodness in him.

  • Pat Hastings
    17 January 2020 at 4:53 pm
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    God bless America. With God on his side this will be over soon.

  • Curtis and Ernestine Andrus
    17 January 2020 at 5:19 pm
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    Nothing would please me more than for McConnel and company to each take a page of the Articles of Impeachment, take a trip to the restroom and then return them to Pelosi and company.

  • Donna Mini
    17 January 2020 at 5:41 pm
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    What Adam Schiff (D) leading the Intelligence Committee (which was uncommonly turned into an “impeachment hearing”!) and Jerry Nadler (D) leading the Judiciary Committee, and then a Democrat Resolution was written to enact a Vote on in the House of Representatives in which 100% Democrat congresspersons voted to impeach the POTUS (with NO Republican senators!) – these actions (with their unprecedented partisan rules and restrictions of the minority party to call their own witnesses!) IS a disgrace and a manipulation of the U.S. Constitution and the Separation of Powers privilege given to the POTUS in his decision making in foreign policy issues! Congress can ONLY appropriate funding for “wars” and their witnesses’ testimonies are nothing but “personal” opinions, and assumptions! That’s NOT evidence of any crime! The articles the Democrats have presented – Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress are NOT impeachable! Therefore the articles ARE DEFECTIVE ON THEIR FACE! And should be dismissed after remarks are made by both sides managers!

    The Senate SHOULD NOT call any witnesses because the “collection of evidence” that would justify any impeachment vote by the House – IS DONE IN THE HOUSE! That’s THEIR JOB!

    The Senate’s job is to merely HEAR the evidence, ON WHICH THE HOUSE determined to Vote to impeach!!!

    An Addendum to the original collection of information on which the Impeachment vote took place – IS FRAUDULENT!
    Any “new information” WAS NOT VOTED ON AND WAS NOT PRESENTED TO ALL REPRESENTATIVES TO CONSIDER, WHICH WOULD HAVE AFFECTED THEIR VOTE, AND THE FINAL OUTCOME OF THE IMPEACHMENT VOTE!!!

    The Democrats cannot demand the Senate to do the House’s job of inquiry! Or “complete” their “work product” THAT WAS VOTED ON!
    By calling MORE witnesses, the Democrats ARE playing a slick game “of getting the Senate to act in a manner of “bipartisan action”!!!!!

    IF the Senate calls MORE witnesses to the evidence that the House collected – they are modifying & destroying the original intent of the Constitution, in which it clearly names the responsibilities of the House and the Senate!

    Any furthering (continuance) of the 100% Democrat led impeachment action/hearing – IS PROSECUTION OF AN INNOCENT MAN!

  • Jimmie kaub
    17 January 2020 at 5:46 pm
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    I am a Patriot and I support our President Donald J Trump. The Democratic party is tearing this country apart by dividing this nation with stunts like this impeachment.

  • Alla
    17 January 2020 at 6:12 pm
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    Democrats as always bastards thieves and corrupt officials who must be in prison for life !!!!!!

  • Charles Rice
    17 January 2020 at 8:57 pm
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    Pelosi Needs Needs To Be Removed From Washington,Quid-Pro-Quo And Permanently Impeached As She Sead Once Impeached Always Impeached!,She Also Needs To Be Imprisoned For Impersonating A Female,And A Humanbeing NO Wonder “His” Husband Left “Him”All On The Grounds Of The Lies And A Hole Lot Of Quid-Pro-Quo.

  • Greg
    17 January 2020 at 10:32 pm
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    I think old Nan is being too cute by half with her “impeached forever” tap dance. I will consider this historical asterisk a badge of honor on a historically effective president. The coming generations for whom history will be recorded, will certainly notice the evidence of the political coup represented. The ensuing landslide re-election of the president coupled with the sound repudiation of the Democrat party and this historical congress should provide many excellent educational opportunities for future generations.

  • phil clark
    18 January 2020 at 12:12 am
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    Could they walk any slower? They act like this is a funeral hopefully theirs

  • Harietto
    18 January 2020 at 12:55 am
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    Am worried that all these judges will be biased like democrats and impeach him because they are in denial of his strength. They doubted him from day one and look in only three years the things he has accomplished. It’s very sad the president is being hated because of his tweets but now the whole world tweets. Democrats should come out of their hate mode and stand up for this president all he is doing is saving Americans from loosing their country to people like ‘Omar’.

    • Daniel Mehlman
      18 January 2020 at 9:14 pm
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      very good reply! Agree that our President is doing the best for America!

  • Joe
    18 January 2020 at 5:41 am
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    It wouldn’t surprise me if the trial dragged on and on. Maybe as long as 15 minutes!

  • Patsy Wolfe
    18 January 2020 at 8:12 am
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    First and foremost – this impeachment against our President is a pure disgrace to our Country. The Democrats have done nothing for us except trying to box our President in.. I will be voting for Our Wonderful President again Nov – 2020! What are they impeaching him on – nothing.. They are still angered by the fact that he won fare and square.
    I only hope that The Senate will see through all the crap and lies they have framed against Trump – and set him free.!
    And for the circus clowns I hope we can put them out of their positions come 2020.! Adam, Shifty Shift , Schumer, Nadler, Pelosi.!
    Trump 2020 -!

  • Estell
    18 January 2020 at 12:27 pm
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    They should be concentrating on prosecuting those in their own party who are committing crimes and leave our president alone.

  • Francis X Mazzarella
    19 January 2020 at 6:15 pm
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    The pieces of shit parading around in congress should be executed as soon as possible. Starting with Nancy, then as she is dying see can look to her left and see Adan Shitt going down followed by the stupid looking fool Jerry Nadler
    I’m sure the list could go on, but, these are the main traitors in our government.

  • Lindita Rustem Macuku
    20 January 2020 at 5:04 pm
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    This is the crazy dream of House Representative and Obama Crazy dreams will go in bin They can relax on that

  • Lindita Rustem Macuku
    20 January 2020 at 5:05 pm
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    The parade of the crazy dream They can relax on that

  • Terri
    20 January 2020 at 5:09 pm
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    Saddest joke on earth.

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