House Judiciary Committee approves articles of impeachment

The vote, divided down party lines, came after two marathon days of bitter, partisan debate.
3:27 | 12/14/19

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We begin tonight with the historic vote today to House Judiciary Committee voting in favor of the articles of impeachment against president trump. Abuse of power and obstruction of congress over the president's phone call with Ukraine's president. It which he asks for a favor to investigate his political opponents while nearly 400 million US military aid was withheld. Tonight this vote now sends those articles to the full house only the third time this has ever happened. The president lashing out tonight saying the Democrats are trivializing impeachment because he says he did nothing wrong. And tonight the senate majority leader Republican Mitch McConnell already saying there is no chance. President trump will be removed from office ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl leading us off from the White House. History in the house critical quell the rope. I mr. Nadler. I mr. and other bits I missed Lofgren I miss Oscar and it's I. Two Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against president trump. Army Democrat voting I guess all are Republicans voting no. Today is a solemn. And sad day. For the third time in a little over a century and a half. He has Judiciary Committee. Has voted articles of impeachment. Against the president. For abuse of power. And obstruction of congress. It came after two marathon days of bitter in hyper partisan debate. I have never in my entire life seen such an unfair. Rigged a railroad job against the president of the United States. The president is as defiant as ever. Venting on Twitter 100 in 23. Tweets in re tweets yesterday alone. A one day record for his presidency I TN has the power of impeachment. On this nonsense is an embarrassment. Took this country. On Wednesday the full house will vote in the articles passes expected. Onto a trial in the senate. For only the third time in American history while the president had suggested he'd want to parade of witnesses Republican senate leader Mitch McConnell. Says it will be a speedy trial. Likely with no witnesses it all. On fox last only sit up portal is a sure thing there's no chance. The president is going to be removed from all of us today the president seemed to accept the idea of a short trial maybe we did nothing wrong. So I'll do long or short of the whatever they want to do it doesn't matter I wouldn't mind the long process. Because I'd like to see the whistle blower who is a fraud. Let's go to John Karl with a slap at the White House tonight and John senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he's coordinating closely with the White House be mentioning. Plans the senate trial would damage he said no chance the president will be removed. That has some Democrats crying foul the night. Wall affected leader of the Democrats in the senate Chuck Schumer put out a stern statement. Aimed at McConnell saying quote every single senator will take an oath. To render impartial justice that's true but Republicans point out that in the last impeachment trial. Democratic leaders coordinated with the Clinton White House and today Democrats recording are coordinating with. Democrats in the house. This is a trial David. But it is also a highly political process it is no ordinary trial no question about that Jon Karl leading us off on a Friday night thing.

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