Politics House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment

03:15  06 december  2019
03:15  06 december  2019 Source:   cnn.com

McConnell: Senate won't take up impeachment trial before Christmas

  McConnell: Senate won't take up impeachment trial before Christmas McConnell and Schumer have yet to negotiate an agreement on the trial.“What is not possible obviously would be to turn to an impeachment trial or to do [the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement] in the Senate before we break for Christmas,” McConnell told reporters, while outlining the Senate’s agenda for the rest of the year.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would begin formal impeachment proceedings against House Democrats plan to bring up a resolution on Wednesday condemning Mr. Trump’s reported And Mr. Trump’s allies mostly took it as a sign that a vote on articles of impeachment was inevitable.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is asking chairman of Democrat -led House Judiciary Commitee to "proceed with articles of impeachment " against Republicans supporting Trump called Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor who said he voted against Trump in 2016.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat from New Jersey, speaks at a news conference on Wednesday.© Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat from New Jersey, speaks at a news conference on Wednesday.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, one of two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry, said he plans to vote against all the articles of impeachment "unless there's something that I haven't seen, haven't heard before."

He warned Democrats to "be careful what you wish for" and he added that impeachment "is tearing the nation apart. ... And I want to bring people together."

How Nancy Pelosi could lose the impeachment vote

  How Nancy Pelosi could lose the impeachment vote Well, here we are. Impeachment articles against President Trump have been introduced — one for abuse of power and one for obstruction of justice — and a vote in the House is coming soon. The way forward seems entirely predictable. The Democratic majority in the House will vote "yes" on impeachment and the Republican-controlled Senate will decline to convict. Likewise, polling shows the impeachment inquiry has overwhelmingly served to reinforce Americans' previously held opinions about the president.

House Democrats rallied behind a measure setting out rules for the public phase of their impeachment — the House of Representatives took its first vote to begin an impeachment inquiry into And that becomes the grounds for whether they’re going to consider articles of impeachment .

Mr. Schiff declined to say whether he believed Mr. Nunes should recuse himself from the remainder of the inquiry, but suggested the records were If a majority of the House voted to approve articles of impeachment , which would be drafted by the Judiciary Committee, the president would be impeached .

Van Drew, whose district voted for Trump in 2016, said he would have preferred a censure vote on Trump so they could "move on." Van Drew was first elected in 2018, winning a seat that was previously GOP controlled.

Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, the other Democrat who also opposed the inquiry, was also asked if he'd vote to impeach.

"I don't have an idea what they're doing," Peterson said.

Moderate Democrats, particularly those in Trump-leaning districts, resisted moving forward on an impeachment inquiry throughout much of the year, as liberal Democrats pushed for Congress to take up special counsel Robert Mueller's report to launch an impeachment inquiry. That all changed in September when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a narrow impeachment inquiry to investigate the Ukraine allegations, and nearly every House Democrat publicly backed it.

Pelosi at a news conference on Thursday morning dismissed the notion she was concerned about her moderates facing blowback for impeachment.

"This has absolutely nothing to do with politics," she said.

A simple majority is needed to impeach in the House where Democrats have a 233-197 advantage.

Lindsey Graham invites Rudy Giuliani to Judiciary panel to discuss recent Ukraine visit .
"Rudy, if you want to come and tell us what you found, I'll be glad to talk to you,” Lindsey Graham says.In an interview airing on Face the Nation Sunday, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said that Giuliani, who is serving as the president’s personal attorney, could appear before his committee separately from the impending Senate impeachment trial.

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