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Politics 'Impeachment will be their legacy': House erupts during Scalise speech ripping Democrats

03:20  19 december  2019
03:20  19 december  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Democrats from some battleground districts undecided on Trump impeachment vote

  Democrats from some battleground districts undecided on Trump impeachment vote Some U.S. Democrats from highly competitive districts say they are undecided on how to vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives, a vote that will be historic as well as pivotal for their own political futures. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); In conversations in recent days with over a dozen lawmakers from swing districts, only two said they had decided to vote yes - Representative Susan Wild of Pennsylvania and Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota.

But whether Democrats would hold another House vote in the coming days to authorize their inquiry — as has been done in past presidential impeachments — remains to be seen. Republicans argue that without one, the House is not truly in an impeachment inquiry, no matter what Democrats say.

But her legacy is now tied to the impeachment of the 45th president. But she also made very clear that House Democrats had no intention of doing any such thing, even as she instructed her top lieutenants to investigate Mr. Trump on numerous “This will be a stain on Pelosi’s legacy ,” he said.

Democrats erupted in the House chamber after GOP Rep. Steve Scalise accused them of pushing forward on impeachment because they "hate" the nearly 63 million Americans that voted for President Trump.

Ralph Norman, Steve Scalise, Tim Walberg posing for the camera© Provided by Washington Examiner

Scalise delivered his remarks on the House floor Wednesday during the debate leading up to a vote on two articles of impeachment against Trump. Scalise defended the president and accused Democrats of impeaching Trump over policy disagreements and for personal reasons.

"You don’t impeach a president because you don’t like his foreign policy," Scalise said. "But this isn’t just about Donald Trump. They don’t just hate Donald Trump, Madam Speaker. They hate the 63 million Americans who voted for this president, the forgotten men and women of this country who have been left behind."

The chamber erupted in boos as Democrats rejected Scalise's comments. The speaker was forced to gavel the chamber back to order before Scalise could finish his remarks.

Democrats again booed Scalise as he wrapped up his comments on the House floor, attacking Democrats again for pushing impeachment.

"Impeachment will not just be a stain on this Democrat majority, impeachment will be their legacy," Scalise said before giving up the floor. He walked off to another round of boos from Democrats.

How members of Congress voted on Trump's impeachment .
For the third time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to impeach a sitting president.The vote on Article One, abuse of power, was 230-197, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by two Democrats. The vote on Article Two, obstruction of Congress, was 229-198, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by three Democrats.

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