House panel approves Trump impeachment charges

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House panel approves Trump impeachment charges

House panel approves Trump impeachment charges

A Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committee on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment when it approved two charges against him stemming from his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

Jonah Green reports.

President Donald Trump is now one step closer to becoming the third president impeached in American history.

On Friday the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against Trump.

The charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The vote: 23 to 17, along party lines.

Democrats voted in favor, accusing the president of pressuring Ukraine into opening an investigation into one of Trump's political rivals.


KAREN BASS, SAYING:' 'this is the highest of high crimes and president trump must be held accountable.'' SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) REP.

MARY GAY SCANLON, SAYING: ''We have the president's own words, ''I want you to do us a favor, though.'' After Friday's vote, Republicans condemned the impeachment process.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) REP MIKE JOHNSON, SAYING: "You don't get to remove a president because you don't like him.

They did not produce a scintilla of evidence to support a charge of impeachment." Trump blasted the Democrats.


To use the power of impeachment on this nonsense is an embarrassment to this country." Friday's action sets up a full House vote on whether to impeach the president next week.

If the Democratic-controlled House votes to impeach, the matter goes to trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which has shown no interest in removing Trump from office.

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