Monday, May 20, 2024

House Judiciary Committee Debates and Votes on Articles of Impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee debates and votes on two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed the vote on articles of impeachment after more than 14 hours of debate Thursday, setting up a historic vote on Friday to approve charges that President Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress.

Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced the panel would recess after 11 p.m., angering Republicans on the committee who felt blindsided by the announcement, The New York Times reports. “It is now very late at night,” Nadler said. “I want the members on both sides of the aisle to think about what has happened over these past two days and to search their consciences before they cast their final votes.”

Trump is accused, in the first article of impeachment, of abusing his presidential power by asking Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, in exchange for nearly $400 million in military aid. In the second article, Trump is accused of obstructing Congress by blocking the House’s efforts to probe his actions.

House Judiciary Committee Debates & Votes on Articles of Impeachment

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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