Lower House Approves Political Charges Against Donald Trump | El Salvador News

In messages on his Twitter account shortly before the vote, President Trump questioned: "How can you accuse someone who has not done anything wrong?"

The Judicial Committee of the House of Representatives approved Friday the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against US President Donald Trump, which gave the green light to a vote in plenary to open a process of dismissal for pressure on Ukraine to investigate its political rival and former vice president, Joseph Biden.

The committee approved the political accusations against Trump by 23 votes in favor and 17 against.
In messages on his Twitter account shortly before the vote, President Trump questioned: "How can you accuse someone who has not done anything wrong?"

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"We have created the best economy in the history of the country, reconstituted our armed forces, cut taxes and regulations, created jobs, jobs, jobs and much more," added the president, who said the impeachment process launched in his against "is crazy."

Republican lawmakers, who are a minority in the lower house of Congress, used dilatory tactics during a prolonged hearing this Thursday in their efforts to prevent approval of the charges against Trump, which given the majority of Democrats had virtually guaranteed approval.

Today's hearing was the last of a process that has lasted almost three months and should serve to transfer charges against Trump to the House of Representatives, which will presumably vote next week, formalizing the expected "impeachment" against the president .

After the Republicans presented and debated numerous amendments in Thursday's session, which lasted until almost midnight, the committee chairman, Democrat Jerrold Nadler, of New York, suspended the session surprisingly until this morning, in which the vote It occurred as soon as the session began.

“It has been two very long days of considering these articles and now it is very late at night. I want the members of both parties to think about what happened in the last two days and look into their consciences before casting our final votes, ”had been Nadler's request to suspend the session on Thursday night.

Although the decision to suspend the session was received with anger by the Republicans, this morning they agreed to suspend their strategy and allowed the vote to take place quickly.

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