What We Have Learned From The Impeachment-May These Lawmakers Vote Country Above Party
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The House Judiciary Committee, on Thursday, December 12, 2019, is expected to consider amendments to the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and vote on whether to send those articles to the full House of Representatives, in the video “WATCH LIVE: House Judiciary marks up the articles of impeachment-Day 2“, below:
So far, in two days and more than 16 hours, these are what we’ve learned from this impeachment proceedings against President Trump:
- On September 24, 2019, a whistleblower complaint led to Pelosi’s announcement of the beginning of an official impeachment inquiry. Soon afterward, closed-door hearings and subpoenaed documents related to the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky followed.
- In November, after two weeks of public hearings, the House Intelligence Committee wrote a report sent to the House Judiciary Committee.
- On December 5, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment on Thursday against Trump, on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
- The Judiciary Committee publicly met with constitutional scholars and lawyers from the Intelligence Committee on Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine.
- On Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 9:00 am, the House Judiciary Committee met to consider the two articles of impeachment and possible amendments. The two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress (with respect to Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating political rival Joe Biden) are expected to be approved, but Republicans are expected to offer a number of amendments.
- The House Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment from Republican Rep. Jim Jordon from Ohio, who proposed to remove the final eight lines of each article of impeachment. Those are the sections that concluded that President Donald Trump’s alleged misconduct with removal from office. The amendment was rejected on a party-line vote of 23 to 17.
- House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler called a recess until 10:00 am Friday, December 13, 2019, to give lawmakers time to “search their conscience” until they will vote on the articles of impeachment.
- If the panel will adopt one or both articles of impeachment, Donald Trump will be joining Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton as the presidents who faced specific charges over alleged misconduct. Nixon resigned before the House held a vote. Johnson and Clinton were impeached.
The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote late Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, in the video “House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote“, below:
MAY THESE LAWMAKERS VOTE COUNTRY ABOVE PARTY
American voters, it is up to you to contact your Senators to tell them how they should vote and what would happen if the Senators do not vote according to the wishes of his/her constituents. It will be a terrible and sad day if/when dictatorship replaces democracy in USA.
If you’re curious about what will happen next and/or how is the outcome of impeachment to be determined, please click HERE.
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