White House Denounces House Democratic Impeachment Vote as a ‘Desperate Charade’

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A White House official on Friday joined the chorus of Republican critics of the impeachment process, denouncing as a “desperate charade” the vote by the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee to impeach President Donald Trump.

Moments after the committee voted 23-17 along party lines to put the measure to a vote of the full House, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham called it “shameful” and said the president is looking forward to fighting the impeachment in the full Senate, according to the White House pool report.

Read her statement below:

“This desperate charade of an impeachment inquiry in the House Judiciary Committee has reached its shameful end.  The President looks forward to receiving in the Senate the fair treatment and due process which continues to be disgracefully denied to him by the House.”

Republican lawmakers also wasted no time venting their rage and promising to stand by President Trump when the full House votes on the measure next week.

Check out the reactions below:

Friday’s historic vote followed more than 14 hours — well into the evening Thursday night, and again Friday morning — of public debate over amendments to the articles of impeachment.

In the end, the committee opted to charge Trump with abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to investigate one of his political rivals and obstruction of Congress for hindering the subsequent investigation of that abuse.

The full House is expected to vote, and pass, the articles next Wednesday, just before Congress breaks for the Christmas break. The Senate is likely to take up the question of whether to convict Trump and remove him from office when it returns from the break in January.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said the impeachment effort has “no chance” of succeeding in the upper chamber.

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General Confusion
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Sorry David, but you don’t get to get away with calling the Democratic Party fascistic. They plainly don’t have those characteristics, but what used to be the Republican Party DOES.

David Peacock is obviously trying to confuse everyone by projecting characteristics from your side into your opponents.

General Confusion
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“IF you would have someone EXPLAIN to you what I said to Paul, I clearly said the Electoral College elects the POTUS; NOT the popular vote.” Confused James

If IJR was not broken, then we ALL could see that the original comment that you replied to dealt with the majority popular vote but that it was YOU who diverted the discussion in a different direction.

Screwtape
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Keep it up Dims! You’re impeachment antics are winning votes for Trump 2020.

General Confusion
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“Ever hear anything about the “Electoral College” whose votes elect a POTUS; NOT the popular vote?” Confused James

Paul seems to have confused you. The electoral college doesn’t deal in millions of votes, only 538.

Paul
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David, for your own sake, I hope your last name is not descriptive.

Carl Wisnesky Sr.
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Just getting to the conclusion of 2 years, 11+ months of Democrat hatred for our President because their Queen Hillary did not win. Trump was sworn in at 11:59AM on Janurary 20, 2017 and 6 minutes later, at 12:05PM, the Democrats made the statement, “Now the impeachment begins. Pelosi, on TV 2 days ago, stated openly that this impeachment process has been “going on for 22 months”, which was an error on her part as it has been going on for 35 months, but at least she acknowledged that this impeachment shame has been going on for many, many months… Read more »

David Peacock
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America does not need a two party system when the other party are radical fascists.

David Peacock
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Fanatical losers; let’s get rid of them once and for all.

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