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.
“@SpeakerPelosi’s patience has been rewarded. With the #impeachment script fully flipping this week, it’s Pelosi who wants Americans to watch every turn of the trial of Donald Trump, and Republicans who have abruptly stopped calling for more transparency.”https://t.co/xXKeAcyCAp
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) October 30, 2019
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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