When will the full House vote?
"Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) said Thursday he hopes the Senate will hold an "authentic" trial to push back against what he called a "one-sided partisan hoax from the very beginning" by the Democrats, reported The Hill".
Impeachment in the 435-member House must be approved with a simple majority.
But it takes a two-thirds vote in the Senate, which Mr. McConnell made clear won't happen.More news: Arsenal boss Ljungberg calls on club to resolve coaching situation quickly
Still, Trump is expected to be impeached. "In response to the House's action, as you have noted, our rules require the Senate to conduct a trial to consider and vote on the Articles of Impeachment".
Articles of impeachment are formal charges.
"McConnell is allegedly trying to vote acquittal to clear President Trump of charges brought against him from the House Democrats - 67 votes are necessary for certainty - instead of" only rely [ing] to a 51-vote threshold procedural motion to dismiss that the hotly contested case".
Democrats accused the president of endangering the U.S. Constitution, jeopardizing national security and undermining the integrity of the 2020 election by asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a July phone call to investigate his Democratic political rival Joe Biden. There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens.
"The president is talking about wanting witnesses to make sure that at least our witnesses get heard to tell the other side of the story", Meadows said. At the time, Democrats complained that calling witnesses was political theater. A Democratic member of Congress is preparing to switch parties, joining Republicans amid the Democrat-led impeachment effort that has put dozens of moderate Democrats in a tough position with their Trump-supporting constituents.More news: Resident Evil 2 may be receiving an update related to Resi 3
"How do you get Impeached when you have done NOTHING wrong (a flawless call), have created the best economy in the history of our Country, rebuilt our military, fixed the V.A (Choice!), cut Taxes and Regs, protected your 2nd [Amendment], created Jobs, Jobs, and soooo much more?"
Impeachment is already backfiring on the Democrats even before the full House votes on two articles of impeachment. The articles will then be sent to the Senate for a trial to take place after Congress returns from Christmas break.
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday evening, Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, is outlining Democrats' opening offer for a Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, detailing what he calls a "fair bipartisan process" in the Senate.
The chief justice of the US Supreme Court presides over the trial.More news: Thousands of chunky, squirming innkeeper worms washed up on a California beach