On Thursday, the Democratic controlled House of Representatives voted in favor of formally beginning the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump by a vote of 232-196.
The move is no surprise and comes after Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced earlier in the week that she would hold a vote in the House to formalize an impeachment inquiry against the President.
President Trump responded immediately on Twitter:
The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
The only good news is that House Republicans stuck together and none voted in favor of it.
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“This week, we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by our committees as part of this impeachment inquiry,” Pelosi said in a letter on Monday.
“This resolution establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel,” Pelosi added.
For President Trump to be successfully impeached, not only would the House of Representatives need to eventually get 2/3 votes, but there would also need to be 67 Senators to vote in favor of impeachment and with a majority Republican Senate, this would be highly unlikely.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham recently spoke out on the ongoing impeachment inquiry, stating that not a single Republican in the Senate would vote to impeach the President.
“You have to accept that President Trump is president,” Graham said on Tuesday during an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News.
“That’s the problem. They don’t accept that President Trump won the election, and America hates a sore loser as much as any country on the planet. This is an unfair process being driven by sore losers and there is not one vote in the United States Senate to impeach President Trump based on this phone call because he did nothing wrong,” he added.
Graham quickly corrected himself saying that not a single vote “among Republicans” would vote for impeachment in the Senate.
The Twitter world quickly reacted to the vote. President Trump weighed in, mentioning how the vote was hurting the stock market.
Fox News Laura Ingraham dropped the bomb.
The move on Thursday by the House is a clear attempt to undermine the President of the United States considering they are going forward with an impeachment inquiry where there is no evidence of a crime.
Over the summer, President Trump had a phone call with the Ukrainian President where at one point, he asked if they were going to investigate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, for his corrupt ties with Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company. The released transcript of the call shows no evidence of wrongdoing by the President, however House Democrats are going off of a second hand whistleblower to conduct their bogus inquiry.
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