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Politics Trump Renews Attacks on Democrats Over House Impeachment Vote

03:50  02 november  2019
03:50  02 november  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

Senate GOP introduces resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry

  Senate GOP introduces resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Senate Republicans introduced a resolution on Thursday condemning the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and calling on the House to hold a formal vote on the inquiry. Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is spearheading the resolution, which is backed by 39 GOP senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). "Every American should be disturbed by what is taking place in the House of Representatives regarding the attempt to impeach President Trump," Graham said in a statement."We cannot have a country where every American has rights except Donald Trump.

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted against a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump , sponsored by those Introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), the articles of impeachment denounced Trump as “unfit to defend the ideals that have made America great.”

House Democrats rallied behind a measure setting out rules for the public phase of their impeachment Having resisted such a vote for months, Democrats muscled through their resolution over unanimous It’s about defending our democracy for the people.” Once the voting began, the

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump on Friday renewed his attacks on Democrats’ impeachment efforts at his first campaign rally since the House voted to kick off the public phase of the accelerating inquiry.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S., November 1, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis© Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S., November 1, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

“The Democrat party has gone completely insane,” Trump told a cheering audience at a rally in Tupelo, Mississippi. He said the party is trying to overturn the 2016 election results in “an attack on democracy itself.”

“The Democrats, the media and the deep state are desperate to stop us,” Trump said.

House to vote this week on impeachment inquiry procedures

  House to vote this week on impeachment inquiry procedures House Democrats are setting up a vote this week on their impeachment inquiry as they move closer to a public phase of the investigation. © Greg Nash House to vote this week on impeachment inquiry procedures Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Rules Committee, said Monday that he will introduce a resolution this week to "ensure transparency" and "provide a clear path forward" in the impeachment inquiry. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The House on Wednesday killed an attempt to impeach President Trump over statements the chamber already condemned as racist, exposing Representative Al Green, Democrat of Texas, spoke to reporters on Wednesday after his measure to impeach President Trump was tabled.Credit

House Democrats ' resolution laying out the public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump will likely be adopted Thursday largely along party lines, as Republicans and Democrats spar over the process and the GOP raises major objections to the measure.

The rally comes after the House voted on Thursday along mostly partisan lines to begin open hearings into what Democrats say is an abuse of power by Trump in pressuring Ukraine to undertake investigations for his personal political benefit.

The president’s appearance showed he has retained a unique pull among his supporters -- despite bad headlines in Washington. The crowd cheered when Trump attacked Democrats and chanted “Four more years!” When he mentioned Democrat Hillary Clinton, they yelled, “Lock her up! Lock her up!”

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Trump previewed some of the unconventional methods he might employ to fight the impeachment inquiry in an interview published on Thursday. He told the Washington Examiner he was considering a “fireside chat” where he would read the records of his July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to the American people, or having his campaign sell T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Read the Transcript.”

Susan Collins won't co-sponsor Senate resolution condemning impeachment inquiry

  Susan Collins won't co-sponsor Senate resolution condemning impeachment inquiry The Maine Republican said she has not yet decided how she will vote on the resolution.The measure, introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) last week, has support from 50 of the 53 Senate Republicans. It also asks that the House provide President Donald Trump “due process” and give House Republicans subpoena power.

House Democrats and Republicans were divided on setting rules for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump . “ … The vote followed an hour of debate in which no one rose to defend Mr. Nixon, but Democrats and Republicans quarreled over the best method to guarantee that the inquiry, would

House Democrats on Wednesday emerged from a closed-door Top Democrats are expecting few defections on the resolution — the House ’s first formal vote on impeachment The kumbaya moment for Democrats follows two days of internal consternation and squabbles over both the substance of

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she expects the impeachment inquiry of to begin public hearings this month but insisted there’s no deadline to finish the investigation.

“I would assume there would be public hearings in November,” Pelosi said in a roundtable with Bloomberg reporters and editors. Any case that is made to impeach the president “has to be ironclad.”

Read More: Pelosi Expects Public Impeachment Hearings to Begin This Month

Trump found a sympathetic audience in Mississippi, where a recent Mason-Dixon poll showing 56% of voters opposed impeachment efforts and 54% approved of the job Trump was doing.

At the rally, the president sought to bolster Republican gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves in an off-year election. Reeves, a two-term lieutenant governor, could use the support, with the same Mason-Dixon poll showing him with just a three percentage point lead over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.

Graham claims victory with impeachment vote

  Graham claims victory with impeachment vote Sen. Lindsey Graham, who introduced a resolution condemning secretive impeachment proceedings in the House, claimed victory Monday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she’ll hold a formal vote and open up the hearings to the public. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.“There is no doubt in my mind that the overwhelming response House Democrats heard from the American people and Senate Republicans in support of my resolution forced their hand,” said the South Carolina Republican, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Democratic -controlled House will vote on a resolution setting out how the process should The US House of Representatives is set to vote on how the impeachment inquiry into President Donald But Democrats insist they were needed to gather evidence ahead of the public stage of the inquiry

Donald Trump blasts 'radical' House Democrats 'spies' for their inquiry, slams 'poor and pathetic' Beto O'Rourke for 'making a fool out of himself' and calls President Donald Trump has fired back House Democrats at a raucous campaign rally one day after the vote to formalize impeachment proceedings.

Trump’s ability to sway voters will be crucial as he tries to keep GOP lawmakers loyal after revelations about the president’s efforts to encourage Ukraine to investigate political rival and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Read More: Trump’s Presidency on Treacherous New Ground After House Vote

The House’s vote on Thursday showed that impeachment in the chamber is all but inevitable. That would create a dynamic in which Trump is the first president to be impeached and then seek re-election.

More Rallies

The president will have to maintain a strong grip over Republicans to prevent his removal from office by the Senate, or by voters. Trump rallies, which often fill sports arenas, help him build enthusiasm among supporters. He has two more scheduled next week: in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday and Monroe, Louisiana, on Wednesday.

Vice President Mike Pence is set to follow Trump to Mississippi with an event of his own Monday night to rev up support for Reeves.

Hood, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has gained momentum by highlighting Republican opposition to $5 billion in Medicaid expansion funds that would enable poor residents of the state to get health care under a program launched as part of Obamacare. Hood has argued the state is missing out on critical assistance that would help bolster the state’s roads and hospitals; Reeves says the proposals represent unrealistic government spending.

While a loss in Mississippi would prove an embarrassment to Trump, he’s had recent success in the state. Last year, Trump and Pence both came to the state to help Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith fend off a challenge from Democrat Mike Espy –- a race the Republican lawmaker ultimately won by eight percentage points.

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Impeachment investigators ask Rick Perry to testify .
Energy Secretary Rick Perry is being called to testify in the House impeachment inquiry. Perry, the first member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet who has asked to appear before House investigators, is scheduled for Wednesday, according an official working on the impeachment inquiry but unauthorized to discuss it publicly. The person was granted anonymity. It's unclear if Perry would show up for the closed-door session. HousePerry, the first member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet who has asked to appear before House investigators, is scheduled for Wednesday, according an official working on the impeachment inquiry but unauthorized to discuss it publicly. The person was granted anonymity.

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