Trump Impeachment: House Democrats Delay Vote

If the committee approves the articles, they'll send them to the House floor for a vote next week that could make Trump the third president in US history to be impeached.

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SOON: House Judiciary Committee meets again to consider articles of impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. ET this morning to vote on the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

The panel met yesterday and debated amendments to the articles. They were expected to vote by the end of the day, but Chair Jerry Nadler abruptly ended the session just before midnight, after 14 hours of debate.

Here’s what’s on President Trump’s schedule today

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

We will see President Trump this morning when he welcomes the President of Paraguay to the White House at 11 a.m. ET. The two leaders will have a meeting in the Oval Office.

It’s not clear if President Trump will mention impeachment during the meeting.

Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee will meet at 10 a.m. ET to vote on the articles of impeachment.

What to expect at today’s hearing

Jerrold Nadler
Jerry Nadler

The way House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler gaveled out of session late last night was clever and intentional — he did it in a way that ensures no more amendments can be offered.

Here’s what that means for today:

  • There won’t be opening statements. 
  • There will be two votes — one on each of the two article of impeachment. 
  • Beyond that the only thing that can be considered are procedural motions, which Republicans can deploy to delay things for a bit, but not to the length we saw yesterday.

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