House panel presses toward historic Trump impeachment vote

 

December 13, 2019

Andrew Harrer – Associated Press

Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., spoke Thursday during the House Judiciary Committee's debate of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee pushed deliberately toward a historic vote Thursday to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, split sharply along party lines. The daylong session was expected to end with charges being sent to the full House for action next week, before the holidays.

The committee, made up of some of the most strident Democrats and Republicans in Congress, clashed for hours in pointed and at times emotional debate, drawing on history and the Constitution to argue over the two charges. Trump is accused, in the first article, of abusing his presidential power by asking Ukraine to investigate his 2020 rival, Joe Biden, while holding military aid as leverage, and, in the second, of obstructing Congress by blocking the House's efforts to probe his actions.

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