Text of resolution on impeachment is released

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have released text of a resolution that authorizes the next phase of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The eight-page resolution released Tuesday calls for open hearings and requires the House Intelligence Committee to submit a report outlining its findings and recommendations.

House Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern of Massachusetts says the resolution will “provide a clear path forward” as the House begins a public phase of the impeachment inquiry.

The House is expected to vote on the resolution on Thursday as Democrats aim to nullify complaints from Trump and his Republicans allies that the impeachment process is illegitimate and unfair.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and other GOP lawmakers will review the House language to see if it passes a “smell test” of fairness to Trump.

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3 comments

  • Dan Smith

    This is awesome; using the GOP’s own heavy-handed rules that they shoved through Congress in 2017 – when they had control of the House, Senate and WH – to their long overdue demise.

    Fact is, that grifting, corrupt orange clown in the WH is about to face the music and he can cry and whine and tweet all day about how “unfair” it all is that – gasp – blatantly criminal behavior is, indeed, considered a “high crime or misdemeanor”.

    The current Republicans in the Senate, at the end of the day, value personal greed and power over any/everything so there’s no doubt their self-preservation mode will kick in; they will try to save face for reelection in 2020 once all of 45’s incontrovertible crimes comes to light in the televised impeachment inquiry.

    The question is how many Senate Republicans are going to cower to Cult 45’s base after Trump is impeached?

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