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Senate gets ready for the January study as the full House vote looms; the reaction and the analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Stars.
Two of the top lawmakers from opposing parties gave their last remarks to the House to transmit floor in front of a historic vote Wednesday night, the two articles of impeachment against President Trump to a Senate study.
House majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD., accused Republicans of “craven rationalization of the presidential actions,” and applauded his independent colleague, Justin Amash, I-MI, says he supports the charges against Trump, despite laying no claim to a party.
“y loyalty must have its limits,” Hoyer said.
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Earlier in the day, Amash its support for the impeachment Trump pressed says: “I don’t come on this floor, as a Democrat, not as Republicans, but as Americans, care deeply about the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of the people.”
Hoyer builds on these statements, “we vote in the interest of the rule of law and democracy itself. Let us not forget the words of John Locke…” When the law ends, tyranny begins.'”
The second high-ranking lawmakers in the house drew applause from his Democratic colleagues when he is pushed back on notions that the prosecution’s efforts are a mere attempt to cancel trump in 2016 victory.
“There is a lot of talk about the 63 million people voted for Mr. Trump. Little talk about the 65 million people voted for Hillary Clinton,” Hoyer said, as members of the house cheered.
Still, house Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, sharply criticized Democrats in his closing speech to say, “Because you lost him in 2016, you’ll do anything to stop him, in the year 2020.”
“This is not America. That’s not how the democratic republics of behavior. Elections Matter. The voters no matter,” McCarthy said. “Do you want to undo the results of the last elections to make influence on the next.”
In his final word before the house voted on the charges, the Trump abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress, McCarthy accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, the “undo a national election” and try to disqualify “our voice before the election in 2020.”
“We know that Democrats hate President Trump, his beliefs, the way he governed, and even the people that voted for him. So you say, day in and day out. In 2016, they rejected his followers, calls us ‘Deplorables.’ Now, you try to disqualify that said, our vote before the election in 2020,” McCarthy.
The bitter partisanship before the vote threatens to leak in to the start of a Senate trial, especially after majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, met with the White house about the strategy and the optics of the inevitable process.
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Democrats complain that the GOP-led Senate, is not a fair process, and Hoyer suggested the idea of the delay of the submission of the indictment from the house in the Senate, in an effort to stall a dismissal of the action against Trump.
“Some think it is a good idea. And we need to talk about it,” Hoyer said early Tuesday.