The ninth paragraph of the 11-paragraph article states that Trump
"sought to arrogate to himself the right to determine the
propriety, scope and nature of an impeachment inquiry into his own
conduct....This abuse of office served to cover up the President's
own repeated misconduct and to seize and control the power of
impeachment -- and thus to nullify a vital constitutional
safeguard vested solely in the House of Representatives."
Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said: "Within our system of checks and
balances, the president may not decide for himself what
constitutes a valid impeachment inquiry, nor may he ignore lawful
subpoenas or direct others to do so. Many presidents have asserted
privilege, but only President Trump has ordered the categorical
defiance of a congressional investigation."
Calling the obstruction article "a made-up crime," Tom McClintock,
R-Calif., said Trump "sought to defend his constitutional rights
and those of his office. [The article] removes the judiciary from
our Constitution and places Congress alone in the position of
defining its own powers."
A yes vote was to impeach Trump for obstruction of Congress.