Celebrity Reactions to Trump Impeachment

Saturday, 21 Dec, 2019

But Democrats and Trump's Republican critics said the House GOP's solid backing inextricably bound Republican lawmakers to Trump, ultimately inflicting a damaging blow.

Narrow in scope but broad in its charges, the impeachment resolution said the president "betrayed the nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections", and then obstructing Congress' oversight like "no president" in USA history. Jerry Pritchard, the 53-year-old chairman of a precinct Republican committee in Northampton, Pennsylvania, said the impeachment process played to Trump's advantage - an assertion the president makes that is undercut by polling. In recent days, McConnell has also said he is closely coordinating with the White House to plan out a potential trial.

The trial is expected to begin in January, but Pelosi was noncommittal about sending the House articles over, leaving the start date uncertain.

Gabbard has defined her quixotic presidential bid with atypical positions. "They've been trying to impeach me from before I ran", he said.

For just the third time in United States history, the president has been impeached.

A Senate trial would kick off a politically charged year heading into the presidential election, which will pit Trump against one of a field of Democratic contenders, including Biden, who have repeatedly criticized the president's conduct in office. "Because that's another level in terms of conviction, in terms of this", Pelosi said.

"There are at least four things that Trump has done that he could be impeached for", Lauria told Sputnik.

"Something's unusual there", she said.

Trump's Dingell insult was prompted by her voting for his Impeachment. Every Republican, meanwhile, voted against both articles.

Pelosi's tactic gives Democrats time to convince some Senate Republicans that they should hear from witnesses, said Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen.

Meanwhile, Democratic Congressman Anthony Brindisi of Utica, whose district includes a small portion of the North Country, voted in favor of the impeachment, as did Vermont Congressman Peter Welch.

In fact, we've been expecting this outcome ever since Democrats announced an impeachment inquiry back in September.

While the impeachment votes were taking place in Washington DC, Mr Trump was at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan.

During her comments Thursday, Pelosi also criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who had earlier in the day delivered a blistering critique of the impeachment and Pelosi's role in it.

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach US President Donald Trump. "So far we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us", said Pelosi. Republicans hold a majority in the Senate and have shown no interest in removing Trump, who wields a 95 percent approval rating among Republican voters. Although President Trump has done everything in his power to stonewall the House's investigation, numerous nonpartisan military and career professionals have provided testimony relating this alleged abuse of power. He asked his followers to "Say a PRAYER!"

Fewer than half of Americans want Trump removed from office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-poll-exclusive/less-than-half-of-all-americans-want-trump-ousted-post-impeachment-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1YN2LH released on Thursday. Republicans, she wrote, were "blindly" defending the president and "abdicating ... legitimate oversight", while Democrats were driven by an "extreme" characterization of the president as a would-be dictator.

"As he sometimes says, he likes to allow himself the luxury of the unexpressed thought", said Rohit Kumar, who worked for McConnell from 2007-2013 and was a deputy chief of staff.