House voted in support for Impeachment of Donald Trump

The House Democrats support a measure that sets the rules for the public stage of impeachment of President Trump, supporting the process.

A deeply divided House voted on Thursday to support a democratically-led impeachment inquiry against President Trump, a historic move that lays a critical new public stage in the process and underscores the toxic political polarization as its backdrop.

The vote was 232-196 to approve a resolution that sets out rules for an impeachment process for which there are few precedents, and which promises to consume the country a little more than a year before the 2020 elections. It was only the third time in modern history that the House had taken a vote on an impeachment inquiry into a sitting president.

Two Democrats broke with their party to vote against the measure, while Republicans — under immense pressure from Mr. Trump to shut down the impeachment inquiry altogether — unanimously opposed it.



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