House Judiciary Approves 2 Impeachment Charges Against POTUS

As Expected, Vote Was Along Party Lines

Associated Press
December 13, 2019 - 7:27 am
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) (C) gavels to an adjournment the committee hearing on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) (R) looks on at the Longworth House Office

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment charges against President Donald Trump went to the full House on Friday, following approval by the House Judiciary Committee.

The House is expected to take up the two articles of impeachment next week.

The abuse of power charge stems from Trump's July phone call with the Ukraine president pressuring him to announce an investigation of Democrats as he was withholding US aid. The obstruction charge involves Trump's blocking of House efforts to investigate his actions. Trump has denied wrongdoing. 

The vote in the House panel was split along party lines, with 23 Democrats voting in favor and 17 Republicans opposed.