Hours after President Trump was indicted a second time, his successor Joe Biden said after the vote that he hoped the Senate could play a role in the process along with other urgent responsibilities.
“Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House voted to impeach and hold President Trump accountable. Now, the process continues to the Senate – and I hope they will handle their constitutional responsibility on impeachment, while also working on the country’s other urgent business. ”President Elected Said in a tweet
Trump has been accused by the U.S. House of Representatives with a number of Republicans joining Democrats to blame the chief of staff for sparking the blockade last week at City Hall. US
The measure won 217 votes after 4:20 p.m. to make Trump the only president to be sued twice.
The final vote was 232-1997, with 10 Republicans across the party line and four Republicans did not vote when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) announced at 4:35 p.m. .
The move set the stage for a Senate hearing that Majority Leader Spokeswoman Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Said it would not begin before Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
In an interview earlier this month, House Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) warned Democrats to suspend submitting articles to the Senate to allow Biden area to build his legal agenda.
“I have concerns, and so is Speaker Pelosi,” Clyburn told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“Give the president-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to keep his agenda going,” he said, “and maybe we’ll send an article later.”