Reporter’s Notebook: The impeachment resolution, to The holdouts and Pelosi the next steps

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GOP lawmakers head to the White house, the following vote; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.

CAPITOL HILL – It was never a question that the house would accept the resolution of the formalization of the impeachment process. The question, the vote tally was and what can happen next.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., presiding over the debate on the dimension of the gallery in the house chamber. Pelosi also announced the result at the end. These events are important. Pelosi, the turnout was an example of how important the speaker thought the vote was. Pelosi voted on the resolution.

Most of the house speakers rarely vote on the floor. Pelosi voted last Tuesday on a resolution on the genocide of the Armenians. House speakers usually only one ballot, throw it a few times in the year. When I asked Pelosi Wednesday evening, you would have answered the vote on the resolution, Pelosi, “if the spirit moves me.” Pelosi added, “I think I’m going to have to.”

No Republicans supported the measure. The United front sent a message to President Trump, the Congress-Republicans behind him foursquare. But, the unanimous GOP vote, also sent a signal to the Senate. A handful of house Republican defections telegraphed cracks in the GOP may have been behind the team, before a possible Senate impeachment trial.


Meanwhile, Democrats lost only two of their own on the vote: Reps. Jeff Van Drew, New Jersey, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota. Both battleground districts, the Trump won in the year 2016. Interestingly, Peterson a resolution Thursday rejected, but he voted Yes on a similar measure to the initiation of the impeachment process for President Bill Clinton in 1998.

Peterson and Rep. Ron kind of Wisconsin are the two remaining Democrats who voted for an impeachment inquiry for Clinton in 1998, which still serve-in the house. Type supported Thursday’s resolution.

“We are always in the vicinity, the “Fifth Avenue challenge,” said art.

This is a reference to Trump’s proclamation that he will shoot someone on the Fifth Avenue could, and nothing would happen to him.

“Many (of the President) will not give up in the trailer, him for something,” observed the type, perhaps an announcement of the GOP vote on Thursday.

The roll-call on the prosecution request for a vote fell on Halloween. It is a vote had the liberals for months.

“It is very scary for the people in the White house,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, with a wry smile. “It helps people understand the next steps. It is a clarifying voice.”

But, to be clear for whom?

Van Drew is a newbie who flipped in his district from red to blue in the year 2018. He’s clearly been skeptical of the prosecution from the beginning. Peterson is a veteran, a member and Chairman of the Committee on agriculture. Peterson represents a rural district, which hugs the North Dakota state line and continues up to the Canadian border. Peterson has been in Congress since 1991. He won with 52 percent of the vote the last two cycles. However, Trump Peterson district won by a whopping 31 points in 2016. Asked how he would vote, on Wednesday night, Peterson told me, “I’ll figure it out.”

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House resolution laying out the rules for the impeachment inquiry reports.

Apparently, Peterson Did. Still, house Democrats have the majority, so you lose a few members and still great voices can.


The Republicans are now trying to build a case susceptible to the Democrats, which have voted on the resolution.

On Thursday vote in the charges schedule codified, but what is remarkable is how little we know about what comes next.

We don’t know the timeline. We also do not know if the President would ever have the opportunity to defend himself before a Senate trial.

Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. Collins argues, the panel can try and call the house Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as a witness. With Clinton’s impeachment in 1998, the judiciary Committee and Ken Starr, the President, the Prosecutor heard by an Independent lawyer Advise. Then, Clinton’s lawyer David Kendall asked Starr in the justice Committee.

Collins claims that the ship is, in essence, trump the Prosecutor in this case. So, the Republicans like to question the ship the same way Clinton’s attorney would have challenged Rigid.


Democrats crafted the impeachment process resolution, so the ship has control of the ball for today. There are questions whether he can keep the ball until near the end of the process, when the legal Committee will ultimately write the indictment would.

The house is likely to release the transcripts of the investigation into the recent deposits, in the coming weeks. The first public climax in what way behind closed doors for a while now. And, it would be a sprint, just to write the indictment, and laid them on the floor before Christmas.

First of all with the Clinton timeline, in 1998. The house accused Clinton on the Saturday before Christmas at the time.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., GOP senators said a couple of weeks ago that a Senate could fall study between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is highly unlikely, at this stage. Clinton’s Senate trial ran until January 1999.

So, the deposits continue behind closed doors for now. Four are scheduled for Monday alone: John Eisenberg and Michael Ellis, both lawyers for the National security Council; Robert Blair, a top trade adviser to White house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney; and Brian McCormack, an official of the Office of Management and Budget.

House investigators said they would still hear, as from the former National security adviser John Bolton by the end of next week.

Will charge is the only thing on the Capitol?

Hardly. Talks behind the scenes on the USA-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA). Pelosi took to negotiate Rep. Jimmy Gomez, California, and a team of other Democrats, a final version of the USMCA. Gomez of the AFL-CIO, said leader Richard Trumka told the House Progressive Caucus, they were “on the five-yard-line” with the package. Pelosi expressed optimism in relation to the USMCA.

“I voted for NAFTA. I had my disappointments,” said Pelosi on the USMCA, designed as a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. “I wanted it to not be easy, NAFTA, plus a little.”

When Pelosi emerged from the House floor after the vote, a squadron of reporters asked about their thoughts on the impeachment resolution.

“It’s sad,” said Pelosi. “A reverent moment.”


And then, the speaker immediately pivoted to other topics, such as, for example, the USMCA and the need to Fund the government until November 21.

“We have a full agenda. It is a farm here,” said Pelosi as her again in the Speaker’s Office from the Capitol Rotunda.

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