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'Sad Day for the Country': House Judiciary Committee Votes to Impeach Trump

Tyler O'Neil : Dec 13, 2019  PJ Media

"My vote is no ... There was an abuse of power at the Department of Justice, there was an abuse of power at the FBI ... America needs to hear from the witnesses and we didn't get to hear from them here. This was a kangaroo court." -Rep. Louie Gohmert-TX

[PJMedia.com] On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The articles—for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—both passed on partisan lines, 23-17. (Image: Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee /AP Photo-J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) angrily insisted, "My vote is no." He later asked to check how his vote was recorded. "Mr. Gohmert, you are recorded as no."

"There was an abuse of power at the Department of Justice, there was an abuse of power at the FBI," Gohmert said in remarks after the vote. "This is a sad day for the country."

He added, "America needs to hear from the witnesses and we didn't get to hear from them here. This was a kangaroo court."

The two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, focus on President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, charging that Trump pressured Zelensky to publicly announce investigations into Hunter Biden—the son of Vice President Joe Biden, who secured a cushy job at a notoriously corrupt Ukrainian gas firm despite having no experience—and into potential Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election. Democrats have insisted that Trump withheld military funding to Ukraine on the condition of these investigations.

Republicans have countered with many arguments. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) presented a more plausible explanation for the temporary withholding of funds, which were released to Ukraine without an announcement of any investigation... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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