The House of Representatives of the Democratic majority, formalized the investigations against President Donald Trump in the framework of a political trial that could culminate in his removal from the White House. By 232 votes in favor and 196 against, the legislators determined that there are "sufficient grounds for the House to exercise its constitutional power" to continue the complaint against the president. Trump quickly accused the Democrats on Twitter of carrying out "the greatest witch hunt in American history."
The resolution passed on Thursday authorizes a guide to measures and inaugurates a new phase in the impeachment process initiated on September 25 by Democratic representatives
. The resolution authorizes the Intelligence Committee to publicize a dozen witness hearings, among which the former National Security Secretary, John Bolton, and the principal lawyer of the National Security Council, John Eisenberg.
In addition, the Chamber empowered the Judiciary Committee to decide whether the political trial against Trump is necessary, which would take place in the Senate, where Republicans have a narrow majority. No Republican voted in favor.RELATED
Nancy Pelosi, president of the Chamber, welcomed the decision, described the political trial as a "solemn" process and clarified that it does not generate "neither joy nor comfort." What they are trying to determine is whether Trump abused his office's power to pressure Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden
Republicans, meanwhile, accuse Democrats of wanting to detract from the 2016 elections with "Soviet procedures" against Trump. "We have seen since the day the president's administration was inaugurated there were some people who made public who wanted to accuse him," said the minority president of the House, Steve Scalise (Republican).