WATCH: House Votes To Pass Rules For Impeachment Probe | MSNBC

WATCH: House Votes To Pass Rules For Impeachment Probe | MSNBC


PROFILES HERE. JEFF VAN DREW, A FRESHMAN MEMBER JEFF VAN DREW, A FRESHMAN MEMBER FROM NEW JERSEY, JUST ELECTED AS FROM NEW JERSEY, JUST ELECTED AS PART OF THE BLUE WAVE, JUST TOLD PART OF THE BLUE WAVE, JUST TOLD ONE OFAV OUR COLLEAGUES IN THE ONE OFAV OUR COLLEAGUES IN THE BASEMENT –HE BASEMENT –HE>>I’M GOING TO JUMP IN TO>>I’M GOING TO JUMP IN TO LISTEN TO THE SPEAKER. LISTEN TO THE SPEAKER.>>THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY>>THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. AYE.>>THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO.>>THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO.>>THE AYES HAVE IT.>>THE AYES HAVE IT. THE RES DUGS IS ADOPTED. THE RES DUGS IS ADOPTED.>>ON THAT I WOULD REQUEST THE>>ON THAT I WOULD REQUEST THE YEAS AND NAYS. YEAS AND NAYS.>>THE YAYS AND NAYS ARE>>THE YAYS AND NAYS ARE ORDERED. ORDERED. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE.D. BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE.D. THIS IS A FIVE-MINUTE VOTE, THIS IS A FIVE-MINUTE VOTE, COLLEAGUES, A FIVE-MINUTE VOTE. COLLEAGUES, A FIVE-MINUTE VOTE.>>GARRETT, WE’RE PROCEEDING TO>>GARRETT, WE’RE PROCEEDING TO THE KEY’R AND CRITICAL VOTE. THE KEY’R AND CRITICAL VOTE. WALK US THROUGH EXACTLY WHAT’S WALK US THROUGH EXACTLY WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.>>THISHA VOTE SHOULD GO MUCH>>THISHA VOTE SHOULD GO MUCH QUICKER. QUICKER. ALL THED MEMBERS M ARE IN THE ALL THED MEMBERS M ARE IN THE CHAMBER. CHAMBER. THEY CAME DURING THE LAST FIRST THEY CAME DURING THE LAST FIRST VOTE.HET VOTE.HET YOU’RE STARTING TO SEE NUMBERS YOU’RE STARTING TO SEE NUMBERS ON THE BOARD. ON THE BOARD. TWO DEMOCRATS HAVE VOTED TWO DEMOCRATS HAVE VOTED AGAINST. AGAINST. I CAN’T SEE THE BIG BOARD WITH I CAN’T SEE THE BIG BOARD WITH THEIR NAMES. THEIR NAMES. I CANE TELLWI YOU THEY PROBABLY I CANE TELLWI YOU THEY PROBABLY JEFF VAN DREW, THE FRESHMAN JEFF VAN DREW, THE FRESHMAN CONGRESSMAN FROM NEW JERSEY AND CONGRESSMAN FROM NEW JERSEY AND COLLIN PETERSON, A LONG SERVING COLLIN PETERSON, A LONG SERVING CONGRESSMAN FROM MINNESOTA, ONE CONGRESSMAN FROM MINNESOTA, ONE OF THE LAST CONSERVATIVE BLUE OF THE LAST CONSERVATIVE BLUE DOG DEMOCRATS. DOG DEMOCRATS. BOTH OF THEM HAVE SIGNALED FOR BOTH OF THEM HAVE SIGNALED FOR QUITE A LONG TIME THEY WERE QUITE A LONG TIME THEY WERE UNLIKELY TO UP SFRTUPPORT UNLIKELY TO UP SFRTUPPORT IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. I WOULD BE MUCH MORE SURPRISED I WOULD BE MUCH MORE SURPRISED IF WEUC SEE ANY REPUBLICANS IF WEUC SEE ANY REPUBLICANS CROSSING OVER TO VOTE WITH THE CROSSING OVER TO VOTE WITH THE DEMOCRATS HERE. DEMOCRATS HERE. YOU SEE A PRESENT VOTE. YOU SEE A PRESENT VOTE. THAT’S INTERESTING. THAT’S INTERESTING. THAT WILL TAKE SOME EXPLANATION. THAT WILL TAKE SOME EXPLANATION. THAT MAY COME OFF THE BOARD. THAT MAY COME OFF THE BOARD. REPUBLICANS ARE UNLIKELY TO VOTE REPUBLICANS ARE UNLIKELY TO VOTE WITH DEMOCRATS HERE EVEN IF THEY WITH DEMOCRATS HERE EVEN IF THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR, IN PART PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR, IN PART BECAUSE THEY SIMPLY DON’T HAVE BECAUSE THEY SIMPLY DON’T HAVE TO. TO. IN PURE NAKED LIZARD BRAIN IN PURE NAKED LIZARD BRAIN POLITICAL TERMS HERE, THERE’S NO POLITICAL TERMS HERE, THERE’S NO REASON TOL VOTE WITH DEMOCRATS REASON TOL VOTE WITH DEMOCRATS A PROCEDURAL VOTE HERE THAT I A PROCEDURAL VOTE HERE THAT I DON’T KNOW DEMOCRATS CAN CARRY DON’T KNOW DEMOCRATS CAN CARRY AND STICK YOUR NECK OUT FOR THE AND STICK YOUR NECK OUT FOR THE NEXT MONTH TO JUST GET HAMMERED NEXT MONTH TO JUST GET HAMMERED BY YOUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES. BY YOUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES.>>WE’RE GOING TO LEAVE THE>>WE’RE GOING TO LEAVE THE ESCALATING NUMBERS ON THE SCREEN ESCALATING NUMBERS ON THE SCREEN AS BEREREPORT THIS OUT IN AS BEREREPORT THIS OUT IN REALTIME. REALTIME. RARELY IS THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE RARELY IS THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE THIS EXCITING. THIS EXCITING.>>THAT CLIMBING YEA NUMBER,>>THAT CLIMBING YEA NUMBER, 183, JOINED BY ONE INDEPENDENT 183, JOINED BY ONE INDEPENDENT IS THIS UNITED STATES HOUSE ON IS THIS UNITED STATES HOUSE ON TO PASSING RULES TO TO PASSING RULES TO PROVIDE FOR THE POTENTIAL PROVIDE FOR THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT OF THE SITTING IMPEACHMENT OF THE SITTING PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. WHAT IS THE MAGIC NUMBER THEY WHAT IS THE MAGIC NUMBER THEY NEED TOE HIT? NEED TOE HIT?>>218 IF EVERYONE IS PRESENT.>>218 IF EVERYONE IS PRESENT. I DIDN’TNE SEE THE TOTALS ON THE I DIDN’TNE SEE THE TOTALS ON THE LAST VOTE. LAST VOTE. I BELIEVE THAT WILL BE THE I BELIEVE THAT WILL BE THE NUMBER TODAY. NUMBER TODAY. DEMOCRATS HAVE THE NUMBER TO DEMOCRATS HAVE THE NUMBER TO CLEAR IT HERE. T CLEAR IT HERE. T THEY CAN AFFORD TO LOSE — A THEY CAN AFFORD TO LOSE — A HALF DOZEN OR MORE WOULDN’T BE HALF DOZEN OR MORE WOULDN’T BE POLITICALLY PROBLEMATIC. POLITICALLY PROBLEMATIC. IF YOU LOSE MORE THAN THAT, IF YOU LOSE MORE THAN THAT, YOU’RE HAVING A — YOU SAW THE YOU’RE HAVING A — YOU SAW THE TWO NAYS POP UP VERY QUICKLY. TWO NAYS POP UP VERY QUICKLY. IF THERE ARE OTHER WAVERING IF THERE ARE OTHER WAVERING MEMBERS ON THE HEFLOOR, I SUSPEC MEMBERS ON THE HEFLOOR, I SUSPEC THEY’RE BEING SPOKEN TO IN HUSH THEY’RE BEING SPOKEN TO IN HUSH TONES ON THE FLOOR AS WE SPEAK TONES ON THE FLOOR AS WE SPEAK BY THES MEMBER OF THE WHIP TEAM BY THES MEMBER OF THE WHIP TEAM FROM THESEHE PARTIES. FROM THESEHE PARTIES. LOOK, THIS IS PART OF THE CASE LOOK, THIS IS PART OF THE CASE THAT NANCY PELOSI MADE WHEN SHE THAT NANCY PELOSI MADE WHEN SHE CAME OUT CAME OUT TO RUN FOR SPEAKER TO RUN FOR SPEAKER AGAIN, THAT SHE IS A MASTER VOTE AGAIN, THAT SHE IS A MASTER VOTE COUNTER. COUNTER. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE THEY’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE MISTAKES IN TERMS OF KNOWING MISTAKES IN TERMS OF KNOWING THEY HAVE THE I VOTES TO CARRY THEY HAVE THE I VOTES TO CARRY THIS. THIS. I SAW THAT REPUBLICAN VOTE POP I SAW THAT REPUBLICAN VOTE POP UP AND R COME DOWN VERY QUICKLY UP AND R COME DOWN VERY QUICKLY HERE. HERE. IQU EXPECT THE REPUBLICANS TO BE IQU EXPECT THE REPUBLICANS TO BE IN LOCKSTEPI ON THIS AS WE IN LOCKSTEPI ON THIS AS WE APPROACH THE MAGIC NUMBER. APPROACH THE MAGIC NUMBER.>>I MIGHT POINT OUT THAT, IF>>I MIGHT POINT OUT THAT, IF YOU ARE GOING TO VOTE IN A WAY YOU ARE GOING TO VOTE IN A WAY THAT THERE’S GOING TO BE EXTREME THAT THERE’S GOING TO BE EXTREME PRESSURE ON YOU BY YOUR PARTY, PRESSURE ON YOU BY YOUR PARTY, THERE IS A SAYING THAT YOU’RE THERE IS A SAYING THAT YOU’RE TOLD, AND THAT ISG VOTE EARLY A TOLD, AND THAT ISG VOTE EARLY A GET OUT OF THERE. GET OUT OF THERE. BECAUSE IF YOU STICK AROUND, BECAUSE IF YOU STICK AROUND, WHETHER YOU’RE A REPUBLICAN WHETHER YOU’RE A REPUBLICAN TRYING TO DEFY THE REPUBLICAN TRYING TO DEFY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ORO A DEMOCRATIC THAT’S PARTY ORO A DEMOCRATIC THAT’S VOTINGOC DIFFERENTLY THAN THE VOTINGOC DIFFERENTLY THAN THE MAJORITY OF THE FEDEMOCRATS, IF MAJORITY OF THE FEDEMOCRATS, IF YOU STICKJO AROUND ON THE FLOOR, YOU STICKJO AROUND ON THE FLOOR, IT GETS VERY PAINFUL. IT GETS VERY PAINFUL. YOUR ELBOW GETS TWISTED SO HARD YOUR ELBOW GETS TWISTED SO HARD THAT YOU HAVE TO GO SEE THE THAT YOU HAVE TO GO SEE THE CHIROPRACTOR. CHIROPRACTOR. YOU VOTE ANDSE YOU GET OUT SO YOU VOTE ANDSE YOU GET OUT SO THERE’S NO MORE PRESSURE PUT ON THERE’S NO MORE PRESSURE PUT ON YOU. YOU.>>SENATOR, I’M JUMPING IN TO>>SENATOR, I’M JUMPING IN TO SAY IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE SAY IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PASSED THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PASSED THE MAJORITYSE HURDLE AT 220 VOTES, MAJORITYSE HURDLE AT 220 VOTES, 221, RISING, AS WE REPORT IN 221, RISING, AS WE REPORT IN SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR RULES RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR RULES FOR THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT OF FOR THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. GARRETT, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE GARRETT, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS. ASG T YOU SEE, SPEAKER PELOSI C ASG T YOU SEE, SPEAKER PELOSI C COUNT. COUNT. IT WOULD APPEAR SHE HAS COUNTED IT WOULD APPEAR SHE HAS COUNTED UP ENOUGH VOTES WITH PLENTY OF UP ENOUGH VOTES WITH PLENTY OF ROOM. ROOM. NOTHINGNT OFFICIAL, FORMAL OR WI NOTHINGNT OFFICIAL, FORMAL OR WI THE SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE THE SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE AUTHORITY UNTIL THISE IS FINAL AUTHORITY UNTIL THISE IS FINAL AND GAVELED. AND GAVELED. SPEAKER DOESN’T USUALLY — SPEAKER DOESN’T USUALLY — WE SEE HER IN RED AT THE TOP OF WE SEE HER IN RED AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN BY THEAT FLAG.SC THE SCREEN BY THEAT FLAG.SC THE SPEAKER DOES NOT USUALLY THE SPEAKER DOES NOT USUALLY PHYSICALLY PRESIDE IN THIS PHYSICALLY PRESIDE IN THIS MANNER. MANNER. GARRETT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE GARRETT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS HITTING 227 VOTES, IT NUMBERS HITTING 227 VOTES, IT WOULD APPEAR THE HOUSE IS ON THE WOULD APPEAR THE HOUSE IS ON THE WAY TO PASSING THIS RESOLUTION WAY TO PASSING THIS RESOLUTION OF THE RULES FOR IMPEACHMENT. OF THE RULES FOR IMPEACHMENT.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. WHAT WE ALWAYS CAUTION NOT TO WHAT WE ALWAYS CAUTION NOT TO GETYS AHEAD OF OURSELVES UNTIL GETYS AHEAD OF OURSELVES UNTIL THESE VOTES ARE CALLED, YOU’RE THESE VOTES ARE CALLED, YOU’RE OPERATING WITH A PRETTY HEALTHY OPERATING WITH A PRETTY HEALTHY MARGIN HERE, AND YOU’RE NOT MARGIN HERE, AND YOU’RE NOT SEEING REALLY ANY PARTY SEEING REALLY ANY PARTY CROSSOVER BEYOND THE TWO CROSSOVER BEYOND THE TWO DEMOCRATSSO VOTING WITH DEMOCRATSSO VOTING WITH REPUBLICANS WHO WEVO SUGGESTED REPUBLICANS WHO WEVO SUGGESTED EARLIER. EARLIER. THIS SPEAKS TO THE PARTISANUG THIS SPEAKS TO THE PARTISANUG NATURE OF S THIS, AND I THINK BO NATURE OF S THIS, AND I THINK BO PARTIES WILL USE THESE VOTE PARTIES WILL USE THESE VOTE TOTALS ASOT TALKING POINTS HERE, TOTALS ASOT TALKING POINTS HERE, DEMOCRATS VOTING TO WHAT WILL BE DEMOCRATS VOTING TO WHAT WILL BE A STRONG MAJORITY HERE, KEEPING A STRONG MAJORITY HERE, KEEPING ALL THEIR MEMBERS HOME TO VOTE ALL THEIR MEMBERS HOME TO VOTE INMB FAVOR. INMB FAVOR. REPUBLICANS WILL TURN RIGHT REPUBLICANS WILL TURN RIGHT AROUND AND SAY THISAN IS A AROUND AND SAY THISAN IS A PARTISAN EXERCISE, THAT THERE PARTISAN EXERCISE, THAT THERE WERE NO EREPUBLICANS, AT LEAST WERE NO EREPUBLICANS, AT LEAST APPEARS, WITH STILL THREE NOT APPEARS, WITH STILL THREE NOT VOTING, TO CROSS OVER AND VOTING, TO CROSS OVER AND SUPPORT DEMOCRATS ON THIS ISSUE. SUPPORT DEMOCRATS ON THIS ISSUE. SO IN THEIR PARTISAN LANES GOING SO IN THEIR PARTISAN LANES GOING FORWARD, AND AS I SAID EARLIER, FORWARD, AND AS I SAID EARLIER, NO ONE IS MAKING ON THIS VOTE — NO ONE IS MAKING ON THIS VOTE — NO ONE IS MAKING IT IN THE WAY NO ONE IS MAKING IT IN THE WAY THAT IT NEEDS TO BE DONE, THE THAT IT NEEDS TO BE DONE, THE ARGUMENT TOWARDS PATRIOTISM, ARGUMENT TOWARDS PATRIOTISM, COUNTRY OVER PARTY AND SO FORTH. COUNTRY OVER PARTY AND SO FORTH. IT’SH. VERY EASY FOR REPUBLICAN IT’SH. VERY EASY FOR REPUBLICAN MEMBERSOR IN PARTICULAR TO SHRUG MEMBERSOR IN PARTICULAR TO SHRUG THAT OFF GIVEN THAT THIS IS A THAT OFF GIVEN THAT THIS IS A PROCEDURAL VOTE. PROCEDURAL VOTE. THERE’S NOT A LOT OF POLITICAL THERE’S NOT A LOT OF POLITICAL UPSIDE SPENDING THE NEXT MONTH UPSIDE SPENDING THE NEXT MONTH DEFENDING A PROCEED YURL VOTE DEFENDING A PROCEED YURL VOTE BEING MADE D HERE. BEING MADE D HERE. ABOVE 232 HVOTES, THIS IS WELL ABOVE 232 HVOTES, THIS IS WELL BEYOND THE MARGIN FOR ERROR FOR BEYOND THE MARGIN FOR ERROR FOR DEMOCRATS HERE. DEMOCRATS HERE.>>HOW DOES THE HOUSE FLOOR LOOK>>HOW DOES THE HOUSE FLOOR LOOK TO YOU AS THEY’VE JUST FINISHED TO YOU AS THEY’VE JUST FINISHED THE TIME? THE TIME? WE’LL JUMP IN THE MOMENT WE HEAR WE’LL JUMP IN THE MOMENT WE HEAR THE SPEAKER PRESIDE. THE SPEAKER PRESIDE. DOES IT LOOK ANY BUSIER, DOES IT LOOK ANY BUSIER, DIFFERENT, MORE INTENSE TO YOU DIFFERENT, MORE INTENSE TO YOU ON THISOU HISTORIC VOTE? ON THISOU HISTORIC VOTE?>>MEMBERS STICKING AROUND, THE>>MEMBERS STICKING AROUND, THE GALLERIES WERE PACKED AS WE GOT GALLERIES WERE PACKED AS WE GOT TOWARD THE START OF THE VOTE. TOWARD THE START OF THE VOTE. A LOT OF STAFF PRESENT. A LOT OF STAFF PRESENT. THERE WAS THE FEELING THAT THIS THERE WAS THE FEELING THAT THIS WAS ATH MEANT TUESDAY, NOT A WAS ATH MEANT TUESDAY, NOT A NORMAL EVERYDAY N VOTE.DA NORMAL EVERYDAY N VOTE.DA TO SENATOR McCASKILL’S POINT, TO SENATOR McCASKILL’S POINT, THERE’S ANOTHER SIX VOTES IN THERE’S ANOTHER SIX VOTES IN THIS SERIES. THIS SERIES. FOR FOLKS TRYING TO AVOID THE FOR FOLKS TRYING TO AVOID THE UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING, THEY HAVE UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING, THEY HAVE VOTES TO T COME IF THEY WANT TO VOTES TO T COME IF THEY WANT TO HEAD TO THE EXITS. HEAD TO THE EXITS.>>WE SEE THE SPEAKER CONSULTING>>WE SEE THE SPEAKER CONSULTING THERE WITH THE HOUSE STAFF AND THERE WITH THE HOUSE STAFF AND STEPPING TOWARDS S — LOOKS LIKE STEPPING TOWARDS S — LOOKS LIKE SHE’S STEPPING TOWARDS THE SHE’S STEPPING TOWARDS THE MICROPHONE AND THE GAVEL. MICROPHONE AND THE GAVEL. LET LISTEN IN TO THIS MOMENT ON LET LISTEN IN TO THIS MOMENT ON THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH THE THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH THE MAJORITYHI OF VOTES. MAJORITYHI OF VOTES.>>ON THIS VOTE THE YEA ARE 232.>>ON THIS VOTE THE YEA ARE 232. THE NAYS ARE 196. THE NAYS ARE 196. THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED. THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO

100 thoughts on “WATCH: House Votes To Pass Rules For Impeachment Probe | MSNBC

  1. Why it is impossible to impeach president Trump… facts;

    How Congress Sets the Rules for Impeachment;

    Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have the right to make their own rules governing their procedure, and to change those rules. Under current rules, the actual impeachment inquiry begins in the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. That Committee holds hearings, takes evidence, and hears testimony of witnesses concerning matters relevant to the inquiry. Typically, as occurred in the case of President Nixon, there will also be a Minority Counsel who serves the interest of the party not controlling Congress.

    Witnesses are interrogated by the Committee Counsel, the Minority Counsel, and each of the members of the House Judiciary Committee. The Committee formulates Articles of Impeachment which could contain multiple counts. The Committee votes on the Articles of Impeachment and the results of the vote are reported to the House as a whole. The matter is then referred to the whole House which debates the matter and votes on the Articles of Impeachment, which may or may not be changed. If the Articles of Impeachment are approved, the matter is sent to the Senate for trial.

    Impeachment Trials

    The trial in the Senate is handled by "Managers" from the House of Representatives, with the assistance of attorneys employed for the prosecution of the impeachment case. The Senate sits as a jury. (In the past the Senate has heard judicial impeachments by appointing a subcommittee especially for that purpose, which then reports its findings to the Senate as a whole.) The Senate would then debate the matter, and vote, each individual Senator voting whether to convict the President and remove him from office, or against conviction. If more than two-thirds of the Senators present vote to convict, the President would be removed from office. Thus a Senator who abstained from voting but was present would in effect be voting against conviction. (Article I § 3).

    If the President is convicted by a vote of the Senate, and removed from office, yet another grave constitutional crisis is then presented. Does the President have a right of appeal, and if so, to whom? Article I § 3 of the Constitution states:

    "The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments…"

    For many years, the conventional view was that the forgoing section of the Constitution meant that the Senate was the final arbiter when it came to impeachments (at least as to Federal Judges) and that what constituted an impeachable offense would be unreviewable. See Ritter v. U.S., 84 Ct. Cl. 293 (1936) cert denied 300 U.S. 668 (1937).

    However, if there is an impeachment standard (and there can be no doubt that there is as the Constitution specifically establishes one — "treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors"), then it is only logical that it is possible for that standard not to be correctly followed. If such is the case, who is responsible for saying that the standard was not correctly followed? There can only be one answer — the courts. As there has never been a successful impeachment and removal of a sitting President, there is no authority "on all fours" for the proposition either way. However, there is authority which would shed some light on this complicated question.

    The Role of the U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that it should not review judicial impeachments, using the "political question" doctrine to sidestep the issue. Walter Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993). In the Walter Nixon case, Judge Nixon attacked the rule of the Senate allowing a subcommittee to hear evidence, rather than the Senate as a whole, in his judicial impeachment. The opinion of the Supreme Court declined to review Judge Nixon's case, and in dicta is not binding on future Courts.

    Even though the Court was unanimous in concluding not to review Judge Nixon's removal from office, there were multiple concurring opinions. The concurring opinion of Justice White indicates an unwillingness, on his part at least, to conclude in advance that a Presidential impeachment would be unreviewable. See Walter Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. at 244. As stated by Justice White at footnote 3, page 247 of the Walter Nixon case:

    "Finally, as applied to the special case of the President, the majority's argument merely points out that, were the Senate to convict the President without any kind of trial, a Constitutional crisis might well result. It hardly follows that the Court ought to refrain from upholding the Constitution in all impeachment cases. Nor does it follow that, in cases of Presidential impeachment, the Justices ought to abandon their constitutional responsibilities because the Senate has precipitated a crisis."

    MAGA will continue.. 😉

  2. My grandpa said the last time he saw a vote like this was right before Germany started giving away all-expenses-paid vacations.

  3. Nancy needs to be impeached there is nobody that is going to vote for Democratic Party that is a American only welfare people will vote for Democratic Party

  4. This is disgusting pure corruption this is why people fight so hard for Trump because of this it's like the wild west

  5. The Democrats just committed political suicide. They went against the will of 65 million Americans who rights and protections under the law were taken away from them by a stroke of their pen. Democracies fail when their leaders are corrupted and stop abiding by the laws our forefathers wrote against tyranny of thought and action. This was a tyrannical action today.

  6. It's true Democrats and Republicans are corrupt but so is Trump. I don't understand why people back that clown, get him out of office lets find someone better no matter what party they are in.

  7. "The tree of patriotism needs to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants." Dems = tyrants, Reps = Patriots, blood = soon to be coming from the heads of Dems. Count on it. It's our duty as a Republic to cast these rats out as we have always done and drain the swamp. Civil war is at your doorstep. TRUMP2020

  8. who were the two democrats who voted nay? I hope their constituents back home are taking note!
    As for the republicans, I am not at all surprised to see that they are being their usual skanky selves.

  9. this president asked the foreign leaders to make investigation on US citizen his political opponent this is unacceptable behavior and must be impeached .

  10. The vote was a success but come 2021 will have a new speaker from GOP. Today started the day of the house flipping back to the GOP. Good job speaker AOC you just killed the party.

  11. I just voted 7 times for Trump in next year's election with the help of my handlers Boris and Natasha. Trump landslide in 2020.

  12. Liberal media goals:
    ✅ paint Trump as a racist, fascist and evil.
    ✅ create hate and division in the US.
    ✅creat frivolous stories about impeachment
    ✅keep viewers glued to the screen with stories of frivolous impeachment.
    ✅make millions of Dollars from advertising ads.
    ✅repeat

  13. If you don't want you nation becoming a chaotic, violent, unsafe, poor and corrupt country, you should keep radical democrats, liberals and leftists out. See what they did and are doing, they can make every country become everyone's nightmare !

  14. Those Blue Dog Dems who voted against the resolution are actually traitor Republicans. They should be hunted down by their constituents and primaried out of their seats.

  15. Take a note on who advertises on this crap video like … ATT. Start boycotting all these advertisements and you can shut down this crap forever.

  16. PELOSI AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVE DECLARED WAR ON THE AMERICAN FAMILIES. THERE ATTACKS WILL NOT STOP UNTIL YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN ARE SLAVES. IF PRESIDENT TRUMP FALLS, YOUR FREEDOM WILL BE GONE. EVERY DEMOCRAT
    THAT VOTES FOR IMPEACHMENT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS A TRAITOR ALONG WITH THERE FAMILIES, THIS WILL TRIGGER A CIVIL WAR. THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DEFEND YOUR FAMILIES AND DESTROY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

  17. Pelosi and those look like her suffer from delusions. What a circus. She thinks she wields more power than the president and the people of the USA. Some of the left really suffer from delusions of grandeur…I see pelosi as an arrogant, egotistical unpatriotic christian…

  18. The pres committed an obvious crime. If the Repub dismiss this crime or claim it's not a crime then they need to be investigated. What similar crimes are they committing! Makes me really wonder about the 2 Dems…. something's going on there.

  19. I’m so glad we didn’t blow 2018. Those yay votes are true American’s stepping up to the plate. The GOP is a traitorous group who have no shame or respect for the Constitution. It’s disgusting that of ALL people, Donald Effin’ Trump is a man they look up too and will sell their souls for. How pathetic🤮

  20. The republicans need to change 18 votes to stop this impeachment. I don't think they will succeed unless The Dems play their cards poorly with respect to the articles they choose to send and debate or unless they stall this process too long.. Pelosi is not in the habit of making amateurish mistakes and nobody has a better feel for that Democratic caucus than Nancy does. She waited and waited and waited until her moderates were signaling that they wanted to move forward. I think this is going down.

  21. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
    Matthew 25:31-46

  22. Well done, America! Your enemies are rejoicing at the gate to see a divided nation that will eventually fall. You’re foolish to turn against President Trump. He is the first Independent candidate to be elected to office and you will continue to try everything to get rid of him. Congratulations!

  23. So of course the GOP all voted to not proceed with the impeachment, but Moscow Mitch told the Dems that the Dems should turn over the procedure to the republicans – to trust them.

  24. Trump is trying to stop endless wars, but. neo cons want US to get involved into stupid wars in middle east for survive of israel. And Globalists support that politics to get US away from China. thats why they want that "witch hunt". Trump is working to save billions of dollars for US economy.

  25. Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens has said the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry reveals House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “has no faith at all in her 2020 candidates to take on the juggernaut that is Donald Trump”.

  26. NOT ONLY EVERY  WORD IS A LIE, BUT EVERY LETTER IN THE WORDS IS A LIE TOo.WOW

    You can call it however you like, but this level of Nancy Pelosi.s ability impresses the f*** out of me.
    I honestly wish, inext lifetime, I wish to be able to lie like this lady.

  27. Không có ông trump. Nước mỹ sẻ suy sụp. Và trung quốc sẻ làm bá chủ biết không phe dân chủ ngu ngóc

  28. 100% of the Democrats: Armed with thier keyboards repeating lies
    100% of the Republicans: Armed and ready to defend the Constitution

  29. Any one believing that Pelosi, and Schift will succeed are in for a huge shock.

    The only thing that they will accomplish is ripping the Democrats apart and handing DJT and the Republicans a HUGE VICTORY in 2020.

    The MSM are lying to the people and taking you for fools.

    Every single day for over four years, they have claimed to have some new bombshell evidence against the President but nothing has been proven to be true and nor will it be.

    If you believe that some unelected employees at the state department get to determine the President's foreign policy then you are delusional.

    If they don't like it then leave and vote him out next election.

    DJT IN A LANDSLIDE 2020

  30. Put all the facts on a board, Put all witnesses on the stand, a follow the truth, Im willing to bet trump and his cronies would lose. Theres too many unconnected sources proving this president is not following the rules of his office and the rules of the constitution.

  31. I was just praying in the spirit and I came to realize the result of you turds deleting history after every single one of your crimes against nature and divinity: no one remembers what direct taxes are defined to be legally speaking by Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. As a result, taxes are loathsome rather than having an immediate tangible benefit for community members. You are presently turd people, not newsies.

  32. Easy win for Trump in 2020, dem's wasting time with phony impeachment and at the same time Trump is taking America to new high'ts economy jobs exposing the crooks etc this will not go unnoticed by the voters in 2020.

  33. Democratic is self-destructed led by Pelosi. They put their party’s interests above the American people. Shame on them.. they will fail very hard.

  34. I am so disappointed at ALL the Republicans and two Democrats who are supporting this CORRUPT man we have in the WH. Why? What kind of precedence are you setting for our the future Executive Branch if you can not show your disapproval of what Trump's been and still doing, ALL HIS LIES, OBSTRUCTIONS, LACK OF TRANSPARENCY, DECEITS, INDECENCY, BULLYING, and much much more, This shows how CORRUPT. our governments is. We the Americans will remember this and will write down who stands for CORRUPTIONS, who CAN NOT STAND UP TO HONESTY, INTEGRITY, TRUTH and RIGHT, JUSTICE and DECENCY IN THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF U.S, IN OUR GOVERNMENT. THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND WE WANT OUR GOVERNMENT TO BE HONORABLE. WE WANT OUR HONORS, GOOD NAME FOR THE NATION BACK.

  35. Geez, those Republican lackeys! 🤮 They whine about the process using visual aids because they can't string two intelligent sentences together. I wonder when one of them last thought about what their constituents wanted? Nope, just another day taking lobbyists money and doing whatever Drumpf and the GOP tells them to do!

  36. Forget politics think about OUR Constitution not the puesdo president…He was elected by (a marginal anomaly) the college electoral system. His office is a "aboration" to be $hure he has debased and brought shame and dishonor to our democracy and the republic.

  37. Put this up again because it was good. Easy win for Trump in 2020, dem's wasting time with phony impeachment and at the same time Trump is taking America to new high'ts economy jobs exposing the crooks etc this will not go unnoticed by the voters in 2020.

  38. Great move and far too late taking actions. It is not like they are doing the people a favor!!! The gathering of America’s worst corrupt people frankly they are not better than President Trump!? It is the same bunch of people that voted and head committees sent America backwards making everyone one of us less safe in America or overseas. Replacing the majority of them should be the only task “WE THE PEOPLE” work on and banning anyone with dual citizenship and the Signing the promise Israel come First And Rothchild is their God. From endless wars to funneling funds against the Good of America is not patriotic. Sending stressing our troops to their death not to save America and overkill Overseas military bases all over the world was the reason why we had WWII. More weapons more newer nuclear weapons is for what reason exactly. We don’t need to fire them at any country we can Literally just blow them up at home to scare anyone and the world would end 198 times over. God bless you All. Great day in America:-)

  39. yesterday the corrupt gop abdicated their oath of office & soiled themselves in front of the American people! such a disgrace to our country!

  40. The Democrats may not like what this impeachment inquiry sham may reveal.

    Already the vote shows that the sham is clearly about partisan politics not principle.

    Further the President's lawyers will now be able to cross examine the witnesses and therefore will be able to expose the swamp, those who were involved in the Russian collusion hoax and in questionable financial dealings and other corruption in Ukraine.

    Investigating the possible corruption of a former Vice President in a foreign country cannot be illegal. It is the responsibility of the president to do just that.

    If such corruption existed it will come out in the impeachment inquiry.
    The person who should be fretting over this is Joe Biden. I would suggest that he gets himself a lawyer.

    The Hiliary campaign, the leadership of the FBI and CIA, some members of the Obama administration, some media houses and others who were a part of the Russian Collusion hoax should also be concerned and lawyer up.

    Boomerang!

  41. The powers that be are done with donald trump. Theyre going to put in elizabeth warren. Watch the simpsons episode where lisa becomes president after trump leaves office. Lisa is wearing a purple jacket that elizabeth wears alot. Also youtube search " protocols of zion" audio book

  42. Dog and pony show, they never had anything they don't have anything now they won't get anything in the future Boo hoo hoo crooked hillary lost the election and we can't live with that, yeah right.

  43. Republicans need to all be voted out of office they're all Putin's beaches they're selling our country out to a bunch of communist freaks we're losing our democracy two cowards and they all should be guilty of treason.

  44. Thomas Jeffery Cole is the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 4th congressional district, His words speak proven truth, this is not a true and fair process. It is a trick my neighbour impeachment process, a hijack of the house. Resolutions should be allowed and a debate in the house for four hours to proceed , all denied. A denial of fair process. Railroad job

  45. One side of the house is denying to share records when all records are the property of the house! How does that work , Fail might as well throw the entire constitution in the river, Insult the entire nation until the records are passed , if done after decision obviously there is no due process here . Smell the coffee, Being called "open process" in its title is the biggest fake prize of the year. where is the open process had over the paper or throw this out. yes no one should be beyond the law so hand the papers over Rule 11 2 E, states you must comply

  46. FOKK THIS BS! SEND IN THE MARINES NOW!!! TO ARREST THESE PEDIPHILE DEGENERATS AND MURDERERS!!!! THESE CONGRESS DEMON-RATS ARE DOING NOTHING TO EARN THEIR PAYCHECK GIVEN BY US THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!!
    WE ALL KNOW THEY ARE BEING COERSED BY THE CIA TO BE THEIR PUPPETS!!! ARREST THEM ALL NOW!!!!

  47. WE NEED MILITARY INTERVENTION NOW!!!!!!! STORM CONGRESS WITH THE MARINES!!! AND TAKE OUT THESE TRAITORS IMMEDIATLY!!!!! NOW DAMMMIT!!!! RIGHT EFFING NOW!!!!!!!

  48. Democrats will face the vote of "We the People" as well! What will the Democrats do when they are facing the truth that it is them who "We the People" find guilty….

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