The US House of Representatives has approved a resolution authorizing the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, despite Republican opposition arguing that the “Soviet-style” bill lacks transparency and due process.
The 232-196 vote ended up being almost entirely along party lines, with only two Democrats voting against and no Republicans voting for the resolution.
The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
The resolution puts House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-California) in charge of the impeachment proceedings, while limiting the access of Republican members of Congress and White House attorneys.
The President’s misconduct makes today’s impeachment resolution necessary.
To honor our oath to the Constitution.
To honor the rule of law.
To hold this President accountable.
And show that nobody is above the law.
Not even the President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/AYH2Gmo7Gt
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 31, 2019