It's Official: The House Will Vote on President Trump's Impeachment
The measures charge abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by the president.
The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved the articles of impeachment against President Trump, which charge him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The articles followed weeks of both public and closed-door hearings into whether Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate rival Joe Biden by withholding military aid, and subsequently attempting to impede the investigation into the claim. They will likely be voted on next Wednesday by the full House. A Senate trial will then begin, likely in January, with hearings regarding whether Trump should be removed from office.
The votes were supposed to be cast on Thursday, but Chairman Jerry Nadler, (D-N.Y.) recessed the vote, saying lawmakers should have time to think over their votes overnight.
Impeachment articles against past presidents have led to their resignation as well as an apology for their conduct. But Trump has remained steadfast in his assertion that he has done nothing wrong, despite the mounting evidence and testimonies against him.
In response to the advancing impeachment articles Trump tweeted, “How do you get Impeached when you have done NOTHING wrong (a perfect call), have created the best economy in the history of our Country, rebuilt our Military, fixed the V.A. (Choice!), cut Taxes & Regs, protected your 2nd A, created Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and soooo much more? Crazy!”