Impeachment Update: House Debates Articles

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Currents News Staff

The House Judiciary Committee is in the midst of a two-day debate prior to its vote on the impeachment of President Trump.

“The two articles charge President Trump with placing his private, political interests above our national security, above our free and fair elections, and above our ability to hold public officials accountable,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler.

Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment against the president, saying he should be removed from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

“If we allow this president to put himself above the law, we allow all future presidents to be above the law,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

Republicans have called this process a “political vendetta” against the president.

“This is about one basic fact. The Democrats have never accepted the will of the American people,” said Rep. Jim Jordan.

Rep. Louie Gohmert added, “I’ve sat through trials that were hard to sit through. But nothing like sitting this week in this committee hearing.”

Once the back-and-forth is done, the committee will take a final vote. If they are approved, the entire House then votes on the impeachment articles. Then it moves to the Senate for a trial.

During Thursday’s Judiciary Committee meeting any member is able to offer any sort of amendment and the entire body can then debate it.