House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questions Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire,as he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Well, it’s official. We are headed to a full House vote.
The articles of impeachment, which include “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress,” have been passed out of the Judiciary Committee.
This just in. https://t.co/RsZQahzUoF
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 13, 2019
The vote happened along party lines, which is probably the least surprising part of all this. It does put Nancy Pelosi in an odd position, as she previously vowed she would not support impeachment if it wasn’t bi-partisan. This clearly wasn’t.
Republicans gave their response:
“This is really a sad day — a big show … America needs to hear from the witnesses; and, we didn't get to hear from them here. This was a kangaroo court — outrageous to put the country through this!” pic.twitter.com/IhIZqkZ4Rk
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) December 13, 2019
This now heads to the full House for a vote, where it will certainly pass. The only question is how many Democrats defect and further embarrass Pelosi. Odds are it’s going to be at least ten.