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Trump faces impeachment as House convenes to debate historic vote – live

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Outcome of today’s vote is all but certain as Trump lashes against Democrats and acknowledges likely impeachmentHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 2.07pm GMT Once the motion to adjourn is defeated, House members will likely begin one hour of debate on the procedures adopted by the rules committee to set parameters for today’s proceedings.Freedom Caucus Chair Andy Biggs made a motion to adjourn to stop wasting time on impeachment. The House is now taking a roll call vote on the Republican motion to adjourn. This will be killed by Democrats and then likely the one hour of debate on the rule will begin. 2.05pm GMT As expected, House Republicans have put forth a motion to adjourn before considering the articles of impeachment, which will almost certainly be defeated.GO BIGGS OR GO HOME: @RepAndyBiggsAZ is kicking off the GOP’s procedural gambits today, forcing a vote on a motion to adjourn before the impeachment debate begins. Continue reading…



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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-12-18 14:07:14

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