House approves resolution to proceed with Trump impeachment inquiry

Kimberly Dole
October 31, 2019 - 4:36 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The House has passed a resolution authorizing a resolution for the impeachment inquiry's next phase on Thursday.

House members passed the impeachment resolution 232-196.

All but two Democrats voted for the measure, with all Republican members voting against it.

Independent Congressman Justin Amash, a former Republican, also voted in favor of the resolution.

"Sadly, this is not any cause for any glee or comfort. This is something that is very solemn, that is prayerful," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ahead of the vote. "I doubt anybody in this place, or anybody that you know, comes to Congress to take the oath of office, comes to Congress to impeach the president of the United States, unless his actions are jeopardizing our honoring our oath of office."

President Donald Trump tweeted that the impeachment inquiry is a witch hunt. 

The vote was the first time the full House weighed in for support on the impeachment inquiry.

President Trump is accused of breaking the law by pressuring the president of Ukraine to look into former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential political rival in the 2020 election.

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