Watch Live: Articles Of Impeachment Clear Critical Procedural House Vote


from ZeroHedge:

Update 4: Just as we expected, President Trump has taken to Twitter to bash the Democrats as they moved ever-closer to the votes on the two impeachment charges by clearing a key procedural vote.

It looks like he’s just getting started.

Meanwhile, the House Dems are getting pumped up for their big day.

Finally, right around noon on Wednesday, the House voted to begin debate on the articles of impeachment, clearing a key procedural vote that paved the way for six hours of debate, according to the New York Times.

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Update 3: And so it begins…

The House is first expected to pass a resolution to kick off six hours of floor debate on the articles. The time will be split equally between Republicans and Democrats.

The chamber’s 197 Republicans are expected to vote against impeachment, along with two Democrats: Rep. Collin Peterson  of Minnesota and Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who has said he plans to switch parties.

Almost all of the remaining 231 Democrats have said they will vote for impeachment, along with Michigan Independent Justin Amash, who quit the GOP over his opposition to Trump.

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