Senate Trial Looms, Impeachment Battle Continues Along Party Lines
Congress has turned the lights out on 2019, meaning the new congressional decade will begin with the continuation of the partisan impeachment battle.
As it stands the House of Representatives charged President Trump with obstruction of congress and abuse of power by the votes of 229-198 and 230-197, respectively. All Republicans voted against both articles, while two Democrats joined in opposition of the abuse of power charge and three voted against obstruction of congress.
“As I have said before, the strength of our democracy comes from the House’s ability to legislate on behalf of the American people. For more than 200 hundred years the U.S. House of Representatives has stood as a testament to that notion and has served the needs of a great nation. Regrettably today, those needs have been put aside in favor of partisan politics,” said Congressman Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, in a statement released shortly after impeachment. “Our institution deserves better than this. Oklahomans deserve better than this. And our nation deserves better than this.”
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