On Thursday, the House took the first big step in an attempt to impeach President Trump. They passed an impeachment resolution which, if successful, would make Trump the third president in history to be impeached. Too bad that won't ever happen!
The resolution passed with a vote of 232 to 196. Only two Democrats voted against the measure, and no Republicans supported it.
The Democrats who voted no were Reps. Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Jefferson Van Drew (N.J.), who both represent districts won by Trump in the 2016 election.
Rep. Justin Amash, an Independent from Michigan who left the GOP this year after he endorsed impeaching Trump, voted for the measure.
Democrats can continue to push for the impeachment, but without substantial evidence, it won't happen. They are on a witch hunt, and the witch does not exist.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the vote, “This is something that is very solemn, that is something prayerful. What is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our democracy.”
Fox News reports that Republicans and Democrats engaged in a fiery floor debate ahead of the vote, with legislators from both sides lobbing pointed barbs. Republicans had, by far, the more significant complaints, charging that the Democrats were engaging in a “witch hunt” on Halloween, that they were launching a “coup” against the President, and that the impeachment inquiry itself was “pre-ordained,” and that Democratic legislators were just looking for an excuse to start the process.
Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) took the fight to Twitter, calling the impeachment inquiry a “sham” and pointing out that the “resolution” that Democrats seemed so eager to label a mere “codification” of previously agreed-up standards keeps the public — and Republican legislators — in the dark.
“Transcripts aren’t required to be made public,” Lesko tweeted, “Exculpatory evidence does not have to be turned over.”
This resolution for a sham impeachment process is a farce:
- Transcripts aren't required to be made public
- Exculpatory evidence does not have to be turned over
Democrats are misleading the public once again. This does not open up the process, nor does it provide transparency. pic.twitter.com/QnvHeWDaEt
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) October 31, 2019