Judiciary Committee Debates Trump Impeachment Ahead of Vote

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, left, with Rep. Doug Collins, right, the ranking member, listening to opening statements during a markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Dec. 11, 2019. (Photo credit: VOA News)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, left, with Rep. Doug Collins, right, the ranking member, listening to opening statements during a markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Dec. 11, 2019.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, left, with Rep. Doug Collins, right, the ranking member, listening to opening statements during a markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Dec. 11, 2019.

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as early as Thursday, as majority Democrats push to punish a leader they say abused his power while Republicans criticize the process as politically motivated and lacking evidence.

The committee spent Wednesday night debating the articles, which accuse Trump of abusing his office by soliciting a foreign government – Ukraine – to interfere in the 2020 election and of obstructing Congress by directing his administration to ignore subpoenas as lawmakers investigated his conduct.

The debate is scheduled to continue Thursday before the committee holds a vote on whether to send the matter to the full House of Representatives.

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