Nadler Calls It a ‘Solemn and Sad Day’ as House Committee Approves Impeachment Articles

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The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday.

After the vote, Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) held a press conference, saying it is a “solemn and sad day.”

“Today is a solemn and sad day. For the third time in a little over a century and a half, the House Judiciary Committee has voted articles of impeachment against the president for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House will act expeditiously.”

Watch his comments below:

The Judiciary Committee spent two days this week debating the articles of impeachment. It was originally scheduled to vote on whether or not to recommend the articles to the full House or a vote on Thursday night.

However, Nadler rescheduled to the vote for Friday morning to give members time to “search their consciences” before they voted.

In a statement after the vote, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that the House would vote on the articles of impeachment next week.

“Next week, these two articles of impeachment – on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – will come to the House Floor for consideration.”

The Hill reports that Democrats are looking to hold the vote on Wednesday.

The articles of impeachment are expected to pass in the lower chamber. With a 233-seat majority, Democrats can suffer 18 defections to pass the articles without a single Republican vote.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Democratic leadership would allow members to make up their own minds on how to vote.

After the House vote, if the articles are approved, the Senate will hold a trial, expected to begin in January.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggested that it would be a speedy trial that would acquit Trump.

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John
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Nadler and Schiff have been pursuing impeachment of Trump since 5 November 2016.

Helen
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Helen

Yep…a sad and solemn day …… for the Dums.. They dug their own grave. Just wait and see. Our President will shovel the dirt on your graves.

Paul Delfornia
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You Lunatic LibTurd Dims have been planning this since WE THE PEOPLE elected Trump. Your Corruption, Lies & Deceit has been Exposed and We have had enough. 2020 can’t come soon enough !!

Screwtape
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Yes, you pudgy gnome. Keep up the impeachment farce. Not only are you winning votes for Trump, while securing your own “safe” seats, you’re basically offering your own 2018 reps from purple districts under the bus.

Your only hope is that the Republican’ts screw up and offer dead-ballot candidates, as they’ve done before.

IF you lose the House what will you do then? Nancy will be soooo unhappy.

John
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John

it is so sad and solemn that he falls asleep during their proceedings and another rep is watching the President’s Cup on his laptop.

Jeff T.
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Nadler isn’t sad or solemn, he has hated Trump for years. What a charade.

Cherl
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Nadler is such a hypocrite. Sad and solemn? Not a chance. He wanted them to “search their consciences” before the vote…. the next day. They’d have to find a conscience first. Every Democrat who spoke said the same thing but nothing that rose to meet the charges. They’ll get their a**es handed to them in 2020. To quote the wise one Yoda: Looking forward to it, I am.

John
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What a liar. crocodile tears Nadler has been working on impeaching Trump since 5 November 2016.

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