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House votes to send Trump impeachment to Senate for trial

January 15th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate and approve House prosecutors for only the third impeachment trial in American history. Maryland Congressman David Trone was among the nearly party-line vote that  moved Trump’s impeachment from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic-run House to the Republican-majority Senate, where Trump expects quick acquittal, even as new evidence is raising fresh questions about his Ukraine dealings. The vote was 228-193, coming at the start of a presidential election year and one month after the House impeached Trump alleging abuse of power over his pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, using military aid to the country as leverage. Trump was also charged with obstructing Congress’ ensuing probe..

“We are here today to cross a very important threshold in American history,” Pelosi said, addressing the House before the vote.

“This is what an impeachment is about,″ she said earlier, announcing the prosecution team. “The president violated his oath of office, undermined our national security, jeopardized the integrity of our elections.”

Trump, during an event at the White House, rejected the charges as a “hoax.”

The president’s team expects acquittal with a Senate trial lasting no more than two weeks, according to senior administration officials unauthorized to discuss the matter and granted anonymity.

3 Responses to “House votes to send Trump impeachment to Senate for trial”

  1. January 15, 2020 at 9:28 pm, Paolo Primavera said:

    Anyone worth their salt, would try to reach across the aisle and work with their fellow Americans to find a way through the current maze to unite us as a country as diverse as we are today. But this has NOT happened even in the least way. Instead since the results of the 2016 election, there has been a unrelenting bombardment of President Final Trump. That’s SAD REALLY SAD. So much for free speech even when it ruins an individual, a party, and a country.

    Please God help us here in the United States to find a way to work with each other and become aUNTIES States again very soon!

    Reply

  2. January 15, 2020 at 10:28 pm, Martin D Fornwalt said:

    All based on the hate they have, since Killary lost her rigged election. This whole thing is a sham!

    Reply

    • January 18, 2020 at 8:02 am, Ken said:

      > the hate they have…

      Sure, only they hate, right?

      > This whole thing is a sham!

      So all those Contempt of Congress charges are a scam? Do you think the next Democrat president will simply ignore congressional investigations?

      Is this what you really want that to happen?

      Reply

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