Friday, December 20, 2019

“Trump Gave Us No Choice”

By votes of 229 and 228, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment of President Donald Trump. In both cases, 195 Republicans opposed.

The impeachment vote on December 18 culminated a process begun by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019. It was a change of position for Pelosi. She resisted impeachment many times since the beginning of her speakership. She said “no” in 2007 to numerous members of her caucus who wanted to impeach President George W. Bush for the Iraq War and repeatedly overruled members’ efforts to impeach Trump for his earlier actions, but especially after the Mueller Report.

But, when she said “yes,” she believed it was serious, there was evidence, she was confident her leadership team could manage it and she knew her caucus was ready. It remains to be seen the effect on the 2020 election, but Pelosi and Democrats believed it had to be done and they delivered.

“Trump Gave Us No Choice”
December 18, 2019
Photo: ABC News
House Resolution 755
Impeachment of Donald John Trump,
President of the United States of America
for High Crimes and Misdemeanors
December 18, 2019

Read resolution here

A Preview of the Action
“All Roads Lead to Putin”
October 17, 2019

Photo: White House

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