Trump Impeachment Article II
Depicts Obstruction of Congress

The House adopted Article II of its impeachment of President Trump. Labeled Obstruction of Justice, the article charges Trump with interfering with the House's constitutionally sanctioned impeachment process by directing executive branch agencies and current and former officials to defy subpoenas for documents and testimony. The article was supported by 228 of the 231 Democrats who voted and opposed by all 195 Republicans who voted. Michigan independent Justin Amash voted yes. The Democrats breaking party lines were Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jared Golden of Maine. Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard answered "present" instead of taking a pro-or-con stand. The members not voting were Democrat Jose Serrano of New York and Republicans Duncan Hunter of California and John Shimkus of Illinois.

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.

  Yes   No   Not Voting Present
Republicans 0   195   2 0
Democrats 229   3   1 1
Totals 229   198   3 1
Roll Call #696; 12/18/2019

234   Democrats Yea Nay   197   Republicans Yea Nay
Total   229 3   Total   0 195
Adams, Alma NC Y     Abraham, Ralph   LA   N
Aguilar, Pete CA Y     Aderholt, Robert   AL   N
Allred, Colin TX Y     Allen, Rick   GA   N
Amash, Justin MI Y     Amodei, Mark   NV   N
Axne, Cynthia IA Y     Armstrong, Kelly   ND   N
Barragan, Nanette CA Y     Arrington, Jodey   TX   N
Bass, Karen CA Y     Babin, Brian   TX   N
Beatty, Joyce OH Y     Bacon, Don   NE   N
Bera, Ami CA Y     Baird, James   IN   N
Beyer, Donald VA Y     Balderson, Troy   OH   N
Bishop, Sanford GA Y     Banks, Jim   IN   N
Blumenauer, Earl OR Y     Barr, Andy   KY   N
Blunt Rochester, DE Y     Bergman, Jack   MI   N
Bonamici, Suzanne OR Y     Biggs, Andy   AZ   N
Boyle, Brendan PA Y     Bilirakis, Gus   FL   N
Brindisi, Anthony NY Y     Bishop, Dan   NC   N
Brown, Anthony MD Y     Bishop, Rob   UT   N
Brownley, Julia CA Y     Bost, Mike   IL   N
Bustos, Cheri IL Y     Brady, Kevin   TX   N
Butterfield, G. NC Y     Brooks, Mo   AL   N
Carbajal, Salud CA Y     Brooks, Susan   IN   N
Cardenas, Tony CA Y     Buchanan, Vern   FL   N
Carson, Andre IN Y     Buck, Ken   CO   N
Cartwright, Matt PA Y     Bucshon, Larry   IN   N
Case, Ed HI Y     Budd, Ted   NC   N
Casten, Sean IL Y     Burchett, Tim   TN   N
Castor, Kathy FL Y     Burgess, Michael   TX   N
Castro, Joaquin TX Y     Byrne, Bradley   AL   N
Chu, Judy CA Y     Calvert, Ken   CA   N
Cicilline, David RI Y     Carter, Earl   GA   N
Cisneros, Gilbert CA Y     Carter, John   TX   N
Clark, Katherine MA Y     Chabot, Steve   OH   N
Clarke, Yvette NY Y     Cheney, Liz   WY   N
Clay, Wm. MO Y     Cline, Ben   VA   N
Cleaver, Emanuel MO Y     Cloud, Michael   TX   N
Clyburn, James SC Y     Cole, Tom   OK   N
Cohen, Steve TN Y     Collins, Doug   GA   N
Connolly, Gerald VA Y     Comer, James   KY   N
Cooper, Jim TN Y     Conaway, K.   TX   N
Correa, J. CA Y     Cook, Paul   CA   N
Costa, Jim CA Y     Crawford, Eric   AR   N
Courtney, Joe CT Y     Crenshaw, Dan   TX   N
Cox, TJ CA Y     Curtis, John   UT   N
Craig, Angie MN Y     Davidson, Warren   OH   N
Crist, Charlie FL Y     Davis, Rodney   IL   N
Crow, Jason CO Y     DesJarlais, Scott   TN   N
Cuellar, Henry TX Y     Diaz-Balart, Mario   FL   N
Cunningham, Joe SC Y     Duncan, Jeff   SC   N
Davids, Sharice KS Y     Dunn, Neal   FL   N
Davis, Susan CA Y     Emmer, Tom   MN   N
Davis, Danny IL Y     Estes, Ron   KS   N
Dean, Madeleine PA Y     Ferguson, A.   GA   N
DeFazio, Peter OR Y     Fitzpatrick, Brian   PA   N
DeGette, Diana CO Y     Fleischmann, Charles   TN   N
DeLauro, Rosa CT Y     Flores, Bill   TX   N
DelBene, Suzan WA Y     Fortenberry, Jeff   NE   N
Delgado, Antonio NY Y     Foxx, Virginia   NC   N
Demings, Val FL Y     Fulcher, Russ   ID   N
DeSaulnier, Mark CA Y     Gaetz, Matt   FL   N
Deutch, Theodore FL Y     Gallagher, Mike   WI   N
Dingell, Debbie MI Y     Gianforte, Greg   MT   N
Doggett, Lloyd TX Y     Gibbs, Bob   OH   N
Doyle, Michael PA Y     Gohmert, Louie   TX   N
Engel, Eliot NY Y     Gonzalez, Anthony   OH   N
Escobar, Veronica TX Y     Gooden, Lance   TX   N
Eshoo, Anna CA Y     Gosar, Paul   AZ   N
Espaillat, Adriano NY Y     Granger, Kay   TX   N
Evans, Dwight PA Y     Graves, Tom   GA   N
Finkenauer, Abby IA Y     Graves, Garret   LA   N
Fletcher, Lizzie TX Y     Graves, Sam   MO   N
Foster, Bill IL Y     Green, Mark   TN   N
Frankel, Lois FL Y     Griffith, H.   VA   N
Fudge, Marcia OH Y     Grothman, Glenn   WI   N
Gallego, Ruben AZ Y     Guest, Michael   MS   N
Garamendi, John CA Y     Guthrie, Brett   KY   N
Garcia, Jesus IL Y     Hagedorn, Jim   MN   N
Garcia, Sylvia TX Y     Harris, Andy   MD   N
Gomez, Jimmy CA Y     Hartzler, Vicky   MO   N
Gonzalez, Vicente TX Y     Hern, Kevin   OK   N
Gottheimer, Josh NJ Y     Herrera Beutler,   WA   N
Green, Al TX Y     Hice, Jody   GA   N
Grijalva, Raul AZ Y     Higgins, Clay   LA   N
Haaland, Debra NM Y     Hill, J.   AR   N
Harder, Josh CA Y     Holding, George   NC   N
Hastings, Alcee FL Y     Hollingsworth, Trey   IN   N
Hayes, Jahana CT Y     Hudson, Richard   NC   N
Heck, Denny WA Y     Huizenga, Bill   MI   N
Higgins, Brian NY Y     Hurd, Will   TX   N
Himes, James CT Y     Johnson, Mike   LA   N
Horn, Kendra OK Y     Johnson, Bill   OH   N
Horsford, Steven NV Y     Johnson, Dusty   SD   N
Houlahan, Chrissy PA Y     Jordan, Jim   OH   N
Hoyer, Steny MD Y     Joyce, David   OH   N
Huffman, Jared CA Y     Joyce, John   PA   N
Jackson Lee, TX Y     Katko, John   NY   N
Jayapal, Pramila WA Y     Keller, Fred   PA   N
Jeffries, Hakeem NY Y     Kelly, Trent   MS   N
Johnson, Henry GA Y     Kelly, Mike   PA   N
Johnson, Eddie TX Y     King, Steve   IA   N
Kaptur, Marcy OH Y     King, Peter   NY   N
Keating, William MA Y     Kinzinger, Adam   IL   N
Kelly, Robin IL Y     Kustoff, David   TN   N
Kennedy, Joseph MA Y     LaHood, Darin   IL   N
Khanna, Ro CA Y     LaMalfa, Doug   CA   N
Kildee, Daniel MI Y     Lamborn, Doug   CO   N
Kilmer, Derek WA Y     Latta, Robert   OH   N
Kim, Andy NJ Y     Lesko, Debbie   AZ   N
Kind, Ron WI Y     Long, Billy   MO   N
Kirkpatrick, Ann AZ Y     Loudermilk, Barry   GA   N
Krishnamoorthi, Raja IL Y     Lucas, Frank   OK   N
Kuster, Ann NH Y     Luetkemeyer, Blaine   MO   N
Lamb, Conor PA Y     Marchant, Kenny   TX   N
Langevin, James RI Y     Marshall, Roger   KS   N
Larsen, Rick WA Y     Massie, Thomas   KY   N
Larson, John CT Y     Mast, Brian   FL   N
Lawrence, Brenda MI Y     McCarthy, Kevin   CA   N
Lawson, Al, FL Y     McCaul, Michael   TX   N
Lee, Barbara CA Y     McClintock, Tom   CA   N
Lee, Susie NV Y     McHenry, Patrick   NC   N
Levin, Mike CA Y     McKinley, David   WV   N
Levin, Andy MI Y     Meadows, Mark   NC   N
Lewis, John GA Y     Meuser, Daniel   PA   N
Lieu, Ted CA Y     Miller, Carol   WV   N
Lipinski, Daniel IL Y     Mitchell, Paul   MI   N
Loebsack, David IA Y     Moolenaar, John   MI   N
Lofgren, Zoe CA Y     Mooney, Alexander   WV   N
Lowenthal, Alan CA Y     Mullin, Markwayne   OK   N
Lowey, Nita NY Y     Murphy, Gregory   NC   N
Lujan, Ben NM Y     Newhouse, Dan   WA   N
Luria, Elaine VA Y     Norman, Ralph   SC   N
Lynch, Stephen MA Y     Nunes, Devin   CA   N
Malinowski, Tom NJ Y     Olson, Pete   TX   N
Maloney, Carolyn NY Y     Palazzo, Steven   MS   N
Maloney, Sean NY Y     Palmer, Gary   AL   N
Matsui, Doris CA Y     Pence, Greg   IN   N
McAdams, Ben UT Y     Perry, Scott   PA   N
McBath, Lucy GA Y     Posey, Bill   FL   N
McCollum, Betty MN Y     Ratcliffe, John   TX   N
McEachin, A. VA Y     Reed, Tom   NY   N
McGovern, James MA Y     Reschenthaler, Guy   PA   N
McNerney, Jerry CA Y     Rice, Tom   SC   N
Meeks, Gregory NY Y     Riggleman, Denver   VA   N
Meng, Grace NY Y     Roby, Martha   AL   N
Moore, Gwen WI Y     McMorris Rodgers,   WA   N
Morelle, Joseph NY Y     Roe, David   TN   N
Moulton, Seth MA Y     Rogers, Mike   AL   N
Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie FL Y     Rogers, Harold   KY   N
Murphy, Stephanie FL Y     Rooney, Francis   FL   N
Nadler, Jerrold NY Y     Rose, John   TN   N
Napolitano, Grace CA Y     Rouzer, David   NC   N
Neal, Richard MA Y     Roy, Chip   TX   N
Neguse, Joe CO Y     Rutherford, John   FL   N
Norcross, Donald NJ Y     Scalise, Steve   LA   N
O'Halleran, Tom AZ Y     Schweikert, David   AZ   N
Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria NY Y     Scott, Austin   GA   N
Omar, Ilhan MN Y     Sensenbrenner, F.   WI   N
Pallone, Frank, NJ Y     Simpson, Michael   ID   N
Panetta, Jimmy CA Y     Smith, Jason   MO   N
Pappas, Chris NH Y     Smith, Adrian   NE   N
Pascrell, Bill, NJ Y     Smith, Christopher   NJ   N
Payne, Donald NJ Y     Smucker, Lloyd   PA   N
Pelosi, Nancy CA Y     Spano, Ross   FL   N
Perlmutter, Ed CO Y     Stauber, Pete   MN   N
Peters, Scott CA Y     Stefanik, Elise   NY   N
Phillips, Dean MN Y     Steil, Bryan   WI   N
Pingree, Chellie ME Y     Steube, W.   FL   N
Pocan, Mark WI Y     Stewart, Chris   UT   N
Porter, Katie CA Y     Stivers, Steve   OH   N
Pressley, Ayanna MA Y     Taylor, Van   TX   N
Price, David NC Y     Thompson, Glenn   PA   N
Quigley, Mike IL Y     Thornberry, Mac   TX   N
Raskin, Jamie MD Y     Timmons, William   SC   N
Rice, Kathleen NY Y     Tipton, Scott   CO   N
Richmond, Cedric LA Y     Turner, Michael   OH   N
Rose, Max NY Y     Upton, Fred   MI   N
Rouda, Harley CA Y     Wagner, Ann   MO   N
Roybal-Allard, Lucille CA Y     Walberg, Tim   MI   N
Ruiz, Raul CA Y     Walden, Greg   OR   N
Ruppersberger, C. MD Y     Walker, Mark   NC   N
Rush, Bobby IL Y     Walorski, Jackie   IN   N
Ryan, Tim OH Y     Waltz, Michael   FL   N
Sanchez, Linda CA Y     Watkins, Steve   KS   N
Sarbanes, John MD Y     Weber, Randy   TX   N
Scanlon, Mary PA Y     Webster, Daniel   FL   N
Schakowsky, Janice IL Y     Wenstrup, Brad   OH   N
Schiff, Adam CA Y     Westerman, Bruce   AR   N
Schneider, Bradley IL Y     Williams, Roger   TX   N
Schrader, Kurt OR Y     Wilson, Joe   SC   N
Schrier, Kim WA Y     Wittman, Robert   VA   N
Scott, Robert VA Y     Womack, Steve   AR   N
Scott, David GA Y     Woodall, Rob   GA   N
Sewell, Terri AL Y     Wright, Ron   TX   N
Shalala, Donna FL Y     Yoho, Ted   FL   N
Sherman, Brad CA Y     Young, Don   AK   N
Sherrill, Mikie NJ Y     Zeldin, Lee   NY   N
Sires, Albio NJ Y     Hunter, Duncan   CA   NV
Slotkin, Elissa MI Y     Shimkus, John   IL   NV
Smith, Adam WA Y            
Soto, Darren FL Y            
Spanberger, Abigail VA Y            
Speier, Jackie CA Y            
Stanton, Greg AZ Y            
Stevens, Haley MI Y            
Suozzi, Thomas NY Y            
Swalwell, Eric CA Y            
Takano, Mark CA Y            
Thompson, Mike CA Y            
Thompson, Bennie MS Y            
Titus, Dina NV Y            
Tlaib, Rashida MI Y            
Tonko, Paul NY Y            
Torres, Norma CA Y            
Torres Small, NM Y            
Trahan, Lori MA Y            
Trone, David MD Y            
Underwood, Lauren IL Y            
Vargas, Juan CA Y            
Veasey, Marc TX Y            
Vela, Filemon TX Y            
Velazquez, Nydia NY Y            
Visclosky, Peter IN Y            
Wasserman Schultz, FL Y            
Waters, Maxine CA Y            
Watson Coleman, NJ Y            
Welch, Peter VT Y            
Wexton, Jennifer VA Y            
Wild, Susan PA Y            
Wilson, Frederica FL Y            
Yarmuth, John KY Y            
Golden, Jared ME   N          
Peterson, Collin MN   N          
Van Drew, NJ   N          
Serrano, Jose NY   NV          
Gabbard, Tulsi HI   P