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The Democrat-controlled house of representatives on Wednesday night approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump, promoting you both to the Senate for a future study, but a remarkable 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to “present” rather than yay or nay.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, was the only member of Congress who voted “present,” shirking your party almost unanimously to move the impeachment article forward.
“In my whole life, whether through service in the military or in Congress, I have always worked to do what is in the best interest of our country. Not what is best for me politically or what is the best for my political party,” Gabbard said in a statement after the vote. “After my due diligence in the review of the 658-page indictment report, I came to the conclusion that I could not choose, in good conscience, either Yes or no.”
In the meantime, other presidential hopefuls of the votes, called a “solemn moment” and a “sad day” for the country.
TULSI GABBARD VOTES, “PRESENT”, ON THE TRUMP CHARGE ARTICLES, BREAKING WITH DEMS
The former Vice-President Joe Biden, whose family was the target of the trump of the alleged quid-pro-quo deal with the leadership of Ukraine, to initiate an investigation, in the family, called the vote a “solemn moment for our country.”
“President Trump abused his power, violated his oath of office and betrayed our people,” Biden said. “This is a solemn moment for our country. But in the United States of America, no one, the President is not above the law, even.”
Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. – who is likely to be a juror, to move when the article to a Senate study said on Twitter: “Today is the day for the American democracy is a sad, but necessary. The U.S. house has chosen to do in order to accuse the President of trump card, and that is the right thing to do.”
“Not a single Person in this country, and certainly not the President of the United States, is above the law, above the Constitution,” Sanders put in a video statement. “Now, the process moves to the U.S. Senate, where there is a study.”
“We can’t added a pathological liar in the White house,” he added.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., the vote on the impeachment was a “sad moment for our country.”
“The three-month house impeachment process is alarming evidence that an American President can achieve his official power for personal gain, it has revealed our national security put at risk and impeded the investigation,” he said.
“As this process comes the heads to the Senate for trial, I will protect my true sacred oath to defend the Constitution,” Booker added. “This study calls for an impartial & thorough review of the evidence. We must be submitted, with appropriate witnesses and documents, and follow the evidence where it leads.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., echoed the oath of their fellow Democratic colleagues in the Senate, said she is braced, for the inevitable trial.
“Donald Trump abused, our diplomatic relations and undermine our national security for their own political purposes. By the vote of the accusations made by him, the house has taken an important step in order to draw him to justice. I am ready to fulfill my constitutional duty of the Senate,” Warren tweeted.
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg, of South Bend, Indiana, had the votes in the house.
“Our deputies take an oath not to party but to the country,” he tweeted. “This vow is all the more important in the most difficult times. Today, it is necessary, the Congress for the defence of the rule of law, our national security and our democracy from a President who puts his own interests over America.”
“But this is not just in this moment, or this President,” he added. “It’s our democracy itself. It is about to come to the era, after this President leaves office. More than ever, we need to get the lead, the pieces, and move our nation forward.”