The House adopted a resolution sending to the Senate the two articles of impeachment against President Trump the House approved on Dec. 18. Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson, who voted with Republicans in opposition, was the only member to break party ranks. The measure (H Res 798) also appointed seven House Democrats to make the case for impeachment in a Senate trial now underway. If convicted by a two-thirds vote of senators present, Trump would be removed from office. Trump has denied any wrongdoing, and leaders of the Senate's Republican majority have predicted acquittal.
Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said: "This trial is necessary because President Trump gravely abused the power of his office when he strong-armed a foreign government to launch investigations into his domestic political rival...And then he violated the Constitution by stonewalling Congress' efforts to investigate..."
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said: "This was all an exercise in raw partisan politics contrary to the intentions of our founders...the fastest and weakest and thinnest impeachment in American history."
A yes vote was to send impeachment articles to the Senate and appoint trial managers.
Roll Call #18 01/15/2020