Split screen: Trump holding rally as impeachment vote looms

Split screen: Trump holding rally as impeachment vote looms

Here, Madam Speaker, our Democratic colleagues have been working to remove this President since the day he was elected, searching for an offense on which they could impeach.

He made the comments at a State Department news conference as the House was debating impeachment. It's handing out a smaller card packed inside a bigger card. along with the president's six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in which he bitterly attacks impeachment. "Bizarrely delivered together. Happy Holidays & best wishes for the coming year!" "Apart from the fact that they want to protect the president at the cost of the Constitution".

Sen. Ron Wyden-the Democrat who has represented OR in the U.S. Senate since 1996-believes Trump has already committed numerous impeachable offenses.

'It is tragic that the president's reckless actions make impeachment necessary.

Trump is facing two articles of impeachment.

In the run-up to the vote, each member of the house has been given the floor for a minute-long speech on the occasion.

I am not a Democrat, but I have nothing but admiration for all of the Democrats representing pro-Trump districts who are aware of the political peril they face but support impeachment anyway, simply because it is the right thing to do.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would be willing to testify and produce documents during a Senate impeachment trial of Trump "if that's appropriate and required by law". Though the White House had said Trump would be busy working rather than focused on the proceedings, the president spent much of his day tweeting and retweeting.

A few other polls released this month shows that support for impeachment and removal has dropped through the Democrat hearings. Late in the afternoon, Adam Schiff, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, took the floor. "He then repeated this call for election interference on the July 25 call with the Ukrainian president".

Trump has accused the Bidens of corruption without offering evidence.

"The president is the smoking gun", she said.

This was only a few percentage points difference from October, where 49 per cent said they favored impeaching and removing Trump, with 46 per cent in opposition. Testimony before House committees showed that Giuliani helped engineer Trump's removal last May of the USA ambassador to Ukraine, who was perceived as a roadblock to those investigations. Rather than attempting to enforce their subpoenas in court, they have also chose to declare it a high crime and misdemeanor when the President of the United States asserts his constitutional privileges.

"There is no proof - none! - that the president has committed an impeachable offense", boomed Republican congresswoman Debbie Lesko, her voice rising. The House in 1998 impeached President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice arising from a sexual relationship he had with a White House intern, but the Senate acquitted him.

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