Jerry Nadler is Taking Impeachment So Seriously He Just Fell Asleep...Again!

Jerry Nadler is Taking Impeachment So Seriously He Just Fell Asleep...Again!

Impeachment Markup Continues, UK Election Day, Jersey City Shootout Investigation The House Judiciary Committee continues its markup of articles of impeachment against President Trump today.

The outcome in the House Judiciary Committee is essentially a fait accompli, with the majority-Democratic panel expected to reject all Republican efforts to change the articles and approve the charges, sending them to the entire House of Representatives for passage next week.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is not lobbying moderates on the fence to vote for impeachment. "All of those things can still be subject for hearings and possible- if there is something that comes out that's impeachable, that doesn't mean you can't have another impeachment", he told CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.

The accusations are that Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival and then obstructed lawmakers by directing his administration to defy subpoenas for documents and testimony.

Both President Trump and Zelensky have denied any pressure was applied and the White House released a transcript of their July 25 call as evidence that no wrongdoing took place.

Thursday's committee vote to approve the articles sets the stage for a vote on the House floor that is likely to make Trump the third president in United States history to be impeached.

"I would be totally surprised if there were 67 senators to remove the president", McConnell said in a weekly press conference, "That remains my view".

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Marietta, said that she did not come to Washington to impeach a president but it is where the requirements of her committee position have taken her.

Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., shot back, and said in his remarks that the only abuse of power is Democrats racing against the clock to impeach Trump.

"They don't like us, people who voted for this president".

Public support for impeachment has largely fallen along party lines, with the vast majority of Democrats supporting it and most Republicans opposing it. Trump's approval rating, according to opinion polls, has largely remained consistent throughout the inquiry.

"People will vote the way they vote", Pelosi said.

'Now I think we can all agree that no president should abuse the powers of his or her office. "The president will be held accountable for his abuse of power and obstruction of Congress".

Democratic leaders have not yet revealed when the floor vote for the House will be held, but lawmakers have signaled that they expect it to happen by the end of next week, ahead of their holiday break. This week, he called the impeachment articles "very weak" and then added the Democrats were "very weak".

After initially saying he wanted a full-blown, potentially lengthy trial in the Senate, Trump seemed to be leaning towards a streamlined affair that would allow him to move quickly past the threat to his presidency, two sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

Further, Tribe implied that the second article of impeachment introduced against Trump-obstruction of Congress-was valid, because Trump, unlike "all prior presidents", has not cooperated with the impeachment process.

Following the House vote, charges will go to the Senate for a trial.

Ignoring Democrats' calls to protect the identity of the whistleblower who first made a formal complaint about the president's alleged misconduct, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, named a person alleged by some Republicans and conservative media to be the whistleblower.

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