Trump impeachment debate highlights

Trump impeachment debate highlights


If a president undermining our
national security and using the federal government for his own
selfish personal gain is not impeachable conduct, then,
Madam Speaker, I don’t know what is. I believe this is the most unfair,
politically biased, rigged process that I have seen in my entire life. If Republicans want to defend the president’s
indefensible behaviour, they can do so. I believe that Democrats are tearing this
country apart. They’re tearing families apart. This is incredibly divisive and has lowered
the bar for what future presidents will face. When Jesus was falsely accused of treason,
Pontius Pilot gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilot afforded
more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president and this process. Well, just because you hate the president
of the United States and you can find no other reason other than the fact
that you’re so blinded by your hate that you can’t see straight that you’ve
decided the only way we can make sure this president doesn’t get elected again
is to impeach him. President Trump’s behaviour is exactly
what our founders feared most. They knew that with the awesome power
of the presidency came the risk of a president abusing that power for
personal gain. Dear Ellie and James. This is a moment that you will read about
in your history books. Today, I will vote to impeach the president
of the United States. Mommy, what did grandma do? I want my daughter to be able to tell
her children grandma did the right thing because in America, no one is above the law. The president did nothing wrong in this issue. It’s a sham, a witch hunt, and it’s
tantamount to a coup. I see coming up a president who will
put his head down even through this sham impeachment and he will
do his job. He will put the American people first. He will tell them that I care about you. I am about to say something my Democratic
colleagues hate to hear. Donald J Trump is president of the United
States. [applause] We used to care about democracy. We used to care about our allies.
We used to stand up to Putin in Russia. We used to. On this vote, the ayes are 230, the nays are
197. Present is one. Article 1 is adopted. [applause starts and stops abruptly] The question is on the adoption of Article
2. Those in favour say .
[crowd says aye] Those opposed nay.
[crowd says no] The ayes have it. On this vote, the yays are 229,
the nays are 198. Present is 1. Article 2 is adopted.
[bangs gavel]

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